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2nd International Symposium on Single Photon based Quantum Technologies

 22 May 2019 to 24 May 2019

The purpose of this symposium is to provide an interdisciplinary platform for the exchange of experience and information as well as sharing recent findings in the field of single photon based quantum technologies. The symposium will cover a rather broad range of topics, since “single photons”are one important basis for many quantum technologies, such as single-photon detectors and sources, metrology and sensing, correlations and entanglement, communication and QKD, information processing, or integrated photonic quantum circuits.

Nine distinguished invited speakers from Europe and the USA will present their recent work in this field:

  • Rainer Blatt (University of Innsbruck, Austria)“Quantum information processing with trapped ions”
  • Tommaso Calarco (University Ulm, Germany) “Quantum control for quantum technologies”
  • Fedor Jelezko (University Ulm, Germany) “Quantum sensing with single spins in diamond”
  • Giovanna Morigi (University Saarbrücken, Germany) “Dynamics of quantum crystals of photons and atoms”
  • Mark Thompson (University of Bristol, UK) tba
  • Rinaldo Trotta (Sapienza Università di Roma, Italy) “Quantum teleportation using photons from quantum dots”
  • Edo Waks (University of Maryland, USA) “Quantum photonics with strongly interacting photons”
  • Hugo Zbinden (Université de Genève, Switzerland) “Single photon detectors for long distance and high rate quantum key distribution”
  • Val Zwiller (KTH Royal Institute of Technology, Sweden) “High performance single photon detectors based on superconducting nanowires”

Contributed oral presentations as well as a poster session round out the symposium’s scientific program. A welcome reception provides participants with the opportunity for further discussions with the invited speakers and other attendees. Registration for is open until April 22, 2019.

The first generation of quantum technologies such as transistors, solid-state lighting, lasers, or GPS have dramatically changed the world during the last 50 years. Today, we are paving the way for a second revolution by starting to exploit quantum phenomena such as superposition or entanglement. Breathtaking advances in creating and manipulating dedicated entangled and/or superimposed quantum states will lead to new technologies that promise to change our society in the next 5 to 20 years through revolutionary breakthroughs in imaging, sensing, communication, simulation, and computation. However, we are still at the beginning of transferring theory into technology in many of the related research fields.

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