Winter School

After six very successful years, ID Quantique is proud to announce that the seventh annual Winter School will take place in January 2015 in the Swiss Alps.

This program will deal with quantum cryptography, quantum computing and quantum repeaters. The goal of this event is to introduce this exciting topic in a relaxed and stimulating atmosphere to a general audience of physicists and computer scientists with little or no background in practical quantum communications.

Special emphasis will be placed on practical aspects of quantum communications, such as the implementation of quantum key distribution systems and quantum repeaters, as well as concrete steps towards a quantum computer.

The emerging applications of these promising technologies will also be discussed.By including hands-on tutorials, the Winter School will offer participants the unique opportunity to learn to operate a real quantum cryptography system, as well as single-photon detectors.In order to maximize the possibility to interact with instructors and to allow intensive hands-on tutorials, the number of participants is limited. Applications will be accepted on a first come, first served basis.Come join us in Les Diablerets next winter!

This Winter School is a unique opportunity to learn about state-of-the-art practical quantum cryptography and gain hands-on experience. The program will also allow participants to network and socialize, while discovering winter sports such as downhill skiing or snowshoe hiking in a beautiful Swiss Alps winter landscape.

For more information, email: or Download the Winter School Brochure


Professor Catherine McGeoch, Benchmarkin Team Lead, D-Wave Systems, Inc.

Dr. Colin P Williams, D-Wave, United States

Prof. Nicolas Gisin, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. Sandu Popescu, University of Bristol, UK

Dr Eleni Diamanti, CNRS Télécom ParisTech, France

Dr. Tracy Northup, University of Innsbruck, Austria

Dr. Mikael Afzelius, University of Geneva, Switzerland

Prof. Renato Renner, ETH Zurich, Switzerland

Dr. Jeremy Butcher, Fox-IT, Netherlands

Nino Walenta, Battelle Memorial Institute, USA



EURO 3’480 per participant (early bird discount available), including board and accommodation, course participation, teaching materials and recreational activities. This amount does not include travel to and from Les Diablerets.