GÉANT Infoshare: Quantum Technologies - Principles, Challenges and Applications

(Timezone - Europe/Paris)



The “first quantum revolution” focused more on understanding and predicting physical processes at nano scale. By the end of the 20th century, it had already led to tangible applications (Laser, light-emitting diode [LED], hard disk, atomic clock, …). Now during the 21st century,  the 2nd quantum revolution aims to engineer quantum systems. This ongoing work has evoked strong interest in different countries (China, Europe, Japan, USA). The work is organized mainly around four fundamental scientific pillars: communication, computing, simulation, sensing & metrology (see European Strategic Research Agenda). In quantum communication, the first application foreseen is quantum cryptography (Quantum Key Distribution - QKD). The Network Technologies and Services Evolution work package (WP6) is currently investigating the emerging QKD technology and its potential applicability to the GÉANT and NREN community.

It is crucial to disseminate this new technology among the NREN engineers to facilitate their early involvement with this new technology. Our users (universities, science laboratories, ...) are already investigating these topics and the NRENs will provide their support to their work. But before QKD technology can be investigated in detail, there is a basic step that has to be studied first - the elementary principles of quantum.

The talks will introduce fundamental quantum concepts and discuss how the principles of quantum mechanics are used to deliver Quantum Key Distribution (QKD). Various application domains for quantum communication will be presented (computing, communication, security, simulation, sensing). A second focus will be a general overview of the development of quantum technology as organised in Europe with a main focus on the Quantum Flagship project and the Quantum Industry Consortium (QUIC). 

This event will be followed by a second Infoshare dedicated to QKD technology in detail; there will also be a presentation of quantum initiatives all over Europe and worldwide.

  • Alf Moens
  • Dom Vicinanza
  • Jan Gruntorad
  • Kostas Koumantaros
  • Kęstutis Butkus
  • Martin Seidel
  • Nathalie McKenzie
  • Paweł Malak
  • Peter Holleczek
  • Rainer Vorauer
  • Reimer Karlsen-Masur
  • Robert Pekal
  • Roderick Mooi
  • Roman Lapacz
  • Stephane Racine
  • Łukasz Andruszko
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    • 12:30 PM 1:00 PM
      Zoom room test 30m
    • 1:00 PM 1:05 PM
      Welcome and Introduction 5m
      Speaker: Piotr Rydlichowski (PSNC)
    • 1:05 PM 1:30 PM
      Quantum general aspect 25m
      • Second quantum revolution
      • Principles and challenges of quantum communication (different technologies and approaches: single-photon transmission and detection, ...)
      • Quantum cryptography and QKD principle and introduction
      Speaker: Prof. Eleni Diamanti (CNRS - CIVIQ)
    • 1:30 PM 1:50 PM
      Quantum application (communication, computing, simulation, sensing & metrology) 20m
      Speaker: Mr Sebastian Neumann (QUAPITAL, IQOQI)
    • 1:50 PM 2:05 PM
      Open discussion 15m
      Speaker: Mr Piotr Rydlichowski
    • 2:05 PM 2:15 PM
      Break 10m
    • 2:15 PM 2:40 PM
      General view of Quantum technologies in Europe - Quantum Flagship 25m

      Brief summary of ongoing quantum programs and initiatives in Europe and worldwide, the main focus and expected results

      Speaker: Prof. Tommaso Calarco (Quantum Flagship )
    • 2:40 PM 3:00 PM
      Quantum industry and Quantum Industry Consortium (QuIC) (Id Quantique, InfiniQuant, Airbus,Thales, …) 20m
      Speaker: Mr Piotr Rydlichowski
    • 3:00 PM 3:15 PM
      Open discussion 15m
      Speaker: Mr Piotr Rydlichowski