QKD Summer School 2013
This five-day program consisting of lectures and tutorials focuses on theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum key distribution. The goal of the summer school is to provide a solid foundation in the relevant approaches and techniques to enable participants to perform their own independent research.
The school will be held July 29 to August 2, 2013 (full days inclusive), at the Institute for Quantum Computing, on the campus of the University of Waterloo. This summer school is a continuation of the Summer School Series established in 2008 and last held in 2011.
There is a participation fee of $120 CAD (tax included) and participants will cover their own transportation and accommodation. Affordable accommodations have been reserved.
The program on the theory and experimental implementations of quantum cryptography is aimed primarily at graduate students and young postdoctoral fellows. The lectures are geared to everyone who knows the basic ideas and concepts of quantum information and cryptography and who want to deepen their understanding of the cryptographic context, the theoretical underpinning and the experimental realizations and difficulties.
Participants are strongly encouraged to present a poster. The abstracts and titles will be collected after acceptance notification.
Lecture topics and lecturers:
- Classical Background of Cryptography, David Jao (3 hours)
- Information Theoretic Security in Classical Cryptography, Doug Stinson (3 hours)
- Security Analysis Framework of QKD, Renato Renner (5 lectures)
- Security Analysis of Practical QKD, Norbert Lütkenhaus (5 lectures)
- Optical Implementation of QKD, Thomas Jennewein (3 lectures)
- Testing QKD devices and components, Vadim Makarov (3 lectures)
- QKD in a Cryptoworld, Michele Mosca (2 lectures)
- Oleg Gittsovich
- Thomas Jennewein
- Norbert Lütkenhaus
- Vadim Makarov
- Michele Mosca
If you have questions about the summer school or programme please contact Oleg Gittsovich.
If you have questions about travel please contact Kimberly Simmermaker.