Graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from around the world gathered at IQC to discuss quantum cryptography at the QKD Summer School.
The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) welcomed 61 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from around the world to the International Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) Summer School, held at the Mike & Ophelia Lazaridis Quantum-Nano Centre from July 29 to August 2.
“QKD attendees came from quite a wide background, including academic and industry research units, providing the opportunity for collaboration and discussion across different fields,” says IQC professor and QKD organizing committee member Norbert Lütkenhaus.
During the five-day conference, QKD attendees experienced lectures and tutorials on theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum communication, focusing on quantum cryptography. Topics included Information Theoretic Security in Classical Cryptography, Security Analysis of Practical QKD, Optical Implementation of QKD, and QKD in a Cryptoworld.
The QKD Summer School provided a solid foundation in relevant approaches and techniques to enable graduate students and young postdoctoral fellows to perform their own independent research.