We look at the highlights of our 2018 Winter School, where we welcomed over 30 delegates from 13 countries, for six days of quantum learning and fun.
The 10th year of this event was entitled “The Coming-of-Age of Quantum Cybersecurity” and welcomed quantum experts from around the world including the fathers of quantum cryptography Charles Bennett, Gilles Brassard (BB84 protocol) and Artur Ekert (E91 protocol) as well as the inventors of IDQ’s COW protocol.
In January, the PicSat nano-satellite was successfully launched into earth’s orbit, complete with a miniature ID101 Visible Photon Counter. IDQ is active in providing services and solutions in space, including our quantum crypto project QuSat.
As PicSat observes the Beta Pictoris star system, the ID101 will be used to provide extremely precise measurements of the number of photons hitting its telescope at any given time.