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Winter School on QKD - Scholarships available!

QuReP Partner ID Quantiquewill be organising the fourth Winter School on Practical Quantum Cryptography in January 2012 in the Swiss Alps. The goal of this program is to introduce, to a general audience of physicists and computer scientists with little or no background in practical quantum cryptography, this exciting topic in a relaxed and stimulating atmosphere. The program also includes hands-on tutorials, as well key note lectures by renowned researchers Nicolas Gisin (University of Geneva), Renato Renner (ETH Zurich) and Vadim Makarov (Norwegian University of Science and Technology). Eligibility: Enrolled as a PhD student in a European research institution.

How to Apply: Please send a resume and a one-page motivation letter to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. before November 31, 2011.

Note: QuReP will provide two scholarships that will cover 1000 Euros towards the cost of attending the school. This scholarship does not cover traveling costs to and from the Winter School location. These costs must be covered by the participants or their institutions. The Winter School location can be reached by train (round trip ticket train cost: approx. EUR 75) from Geneva International Airport, which has low cost airline connections to many European cities.

QuRep Kick-off In Paderborn

The QuReP project had its Kick-Off Meeting in Paderborn on the 11-12th of January. Despite some of the worst weather for traveling in recent years, all partners arrived more or less on time!

QuReP Members in Paderborn 2010

QuReP Group Photo (click image for high resolution)

In attendance were: Nicolas Gisin, Rob Thew, Mikael Afzelius, Hugues de Riedmatten & Félix Bussières (UNIGE); Stefan Kröll and Lars Rippe (LUNDS) ;Jean-Louis Le Gouët (LAC); Philippe Goldner (LCMCP); Alban Ferrier (UPMC); Matthieu Legré (IDQ); Wolfgang Sohler, Harald Herrmann  & Abu Thomas (PAD) along with Christine Silberhorn who is currently moving from Erlangen to Paderborn.

A series of talks from all groups were given in the morning followed by afternoon discussions on planning for the project. Some of these will be available in the Dissemination section.

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