School 2023 July


Date 17.07.2023 – 28.07.2023
People Prof. Karol Horodecki, Prof. Marcin Pawłowski

Quantum mechanics offers dramatically novel ways to process information. It is known that a fully functioning quantum computer would break some encrypting algorithms, such as RSA, which is used nowadays. However, quantum mechanics offers an alternative to standard cryptography, which cannot be broken by a quantum computer – the quantum key distribution. For this reason, designing and realizing quantum key distribution protocols in practice is a highly important task and involves a huge effort of theoreticians and engineers nowadays. Depending on the level of professional paranoia, there are different levels of trust toward devices realizing quantum key distribution, ranging from device dependent through semi-device dependent to fully device-independent quantum cryptography. Due to novel quantum hacker attacks which exploit imperfections of implementation, the lower levels of security need the significant effort of engineers to be useful for encryption.
Implementations of quantum cryptography
Theory of quantum cryptography


Timetable July 17th – 21st and July 24th – 22nd (10 days) 9.00 a.m. – 4 p.m. UTC +2


School 2023 August


Date 7.08.2023 – 19.08.2023
People Prof. Ana Belen Sainz, Dr John Selby, Prof. Bob Coecke
Programme The quantum world is always portrayed as something weird, spooky, and utterly impossible to comprehend. How can we ever hope to talk or reason about such a complicated thing? In this summer school you’ll learn how to do just that via a newly developed pictorial representation of quantum processes. This new representation is friendly and intuitive to work with, but at the same time is provably equivalent to the old way of doing things. Using these ideas we’ll explore the breadth of quantum theory, from foundational phenomena and quantum resources to quantum computing and cryptography.
Picturing quantum weirdness
Timetable August 7th – August 11th , August 14th and August 16th – August 19th (10 days) 9.00 a.m. – 4 p.m. UTC +2


School 2022 July


Date 11.07.2022 – 22.07.2022
People dr Michał Studziński, dr Sergii Strelchuk
Programme Have you ever heard of quantum computers? These are the machines of the future with an unimaginable efficiency that cannot be compared to the capabilities of ordinary computers. The new abilities of quantum computers are the result of the principles of quantum mechanics, whose rules determine their operation. In this course you will see some quantum algorithms and learn about the new possibilities they offer. Details
Timetable July 11th- 15th and July 18th- 22nd (10 days)
9.00 a.m. – 4 p.m. UTC +2


School 2022 August


Date 16.08.2022 – 26.08.2022
People dr Krzysztof Szczygielski, dr Adrian Kołodziejski
Programme Quantum open systems theory describes the behaviour of a quantum system in interaction with its environment. It is very important because it allows a better understanding of quantum statistical mechanics, quantum thermodynamics and even quantum cosmology. In this course you will learn the basics of this theory and the mathematical tools to describe it. To help you follow the lecture, we will also introduce you to the basics of quantum mechanics.
Details: Quantum Mechanics,
Open Systems
Timetable August 16th – 20th and August 22nd – 26th (10 days)
9.00 a.m. – 4 p.m. UTC +2


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