5th Winter School on Practical Quantum Cryptography

The fifth edition of the Winter School on Practical Quantum Cryptography took place in Switzerland in January 2013.




WS 2013 Participants

With participants coming from 4 different continents, the 5th Winter School catered to a truly global audience.

Key Note Speakers:

  • Prof. Nicolas Gisin, University of Geneva
  • Prof. Sandu Popescu, University of Bristol
  • Dr. Tracy Northup, University of Innsbruck
  • Prof. Renato Renner, ETH, Zurich
  • Dr. Vadim Makarov, Norwegian University of Science and Technology
  • Dr. Rob Thew,University of Geneva
  • Dr. Mikael Afzelius, University of Geneva

Hands-on Training:
The program included three hands-on training sessions covering Optical Instrumentation and Photon Counting, Quantum Key Distribution with the Plug and Play platform, Ethernet encryption and network testing.



Les Diablerets:



Good mood and Swiss gastronomy!



Sledge by night






“The overall quality of the speakers was excellent"

Armando Nolasco Pinto / Instituto de Telecomunicações - Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

"The recreational activities were fantastic, to have some fun and to interact

Armando Nolasco Pinto / Instituto de Telecomunicações - Universidade de Aveiro, Portugal

"Very good overview for each field. Instzructors are excellent. Hands-on sessions were informative and helpful

Aydin Yeniay / TUBITAK BİLGEM- The National Research Institute of Electronics and Cryptology Turkey

“An excellent programm pulling experts and novice together to learn and interact. I highly recommend for anyone interested in Quantum Crypto/computing

Michael Hagerman /Battelle Memorial Institute USA


The lectures notes were well compiled and explained in great detail for a good understanding of concepts”

Yaseera Ismail / University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) South Africa


The key note speakers were really great !”

Joachim Hertel / bH-Star, Inc. USA


“The 5th ID Quantique Winter School was great value for beginners and professionals alike. It brought together a cross section of high calibre speakers from industry and academia and a diverse set of participants. Presentations, hands-on exercises and discussions provided a progression from basic to highly advanced topics of Quantum Cryptography and Quantum Computing. The event was organized and executed to perfection by the ID Quantique team in one of the most beautiful locations of Switzerland. The impressive knowledge and passion of all involved made the event a resounding success.

Peter Berlich / Principal Consultant, Birchtree Consulting, Switzerland


Key Facts

  • Dates
Monday January 21 to Thursday January 24, 2013



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