School: 14th to 19th, August
Workshop: 21th to 25th, August

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Dates: 14th to 19th, August

This is an introductory- to mid-level postgraduate school, focusing on theoretical and experimental aspects of quantum information and quantum computation. Each course will consist of 5:15hrs of lectures in English.

It is targeted at MSc. and PhD students wishing to quickly learn the basics of these rapidly developing fields from some of the world’s leading experts.

Following the school there will be an international workshop covering current research and recent advances in these fields. Students are strongly recommended to apply to both events.


Quantum Causality.
Caslav Brukner, University of Viena

Lecture I: Device-independent approach to causality: Causal inequalities and causal polytope.

Lecture II: Device-dependent approach to causality: Causally non-separable processes.

Lecture III: Quantum information processing on indefinite causal structures.


On-chip devices for quantum optics.
Michal Lipson&Alexander Gaeta, Columbia University

Lecture I: On-chip passive devices for integrated quantum optics: wave guiding theory, spatial modes, methods for calculating propagation constants.

Lecture II: Material for integrated quantum photonics: thin films vs crystalline materials. Fabrication methods- challenges, tradeoffs and state of art.

Lecture III: On-chip active photonic devices for quantum optics including switches and modulators: principle of operation, fundamental limitations, state of art.


D-Wave’s approach to quantum computing.
Emile Hoskinson, D-Wave Sys. Inc.

Lecture I: Introduction to superconducting circuits.

Lecture II: Architecture of the D-Wave processor.

Lecture III: Quantum computing with D-Wave processors.


Verification of Quantum Technology: From Theory to Practice.
Elham Kashefi, University of Edinburgh

The quantum technology has an acute verification and validation problem: On one hand since classical computations cannot scale up to the computational power of quantum mechanics, verifying the correctness of a quantum-mediated computation is challenging, on the other hand the underlying quantum structure resists classical certification analysis. The central objective of the lecture series is to present recent advances in this field.

Lecture I: Universal Blind Quantum Computing.

Lecture II: Verifiable Blind Quantum Computing

Lecture III: Price of Trust


On Quantum Contextuality and Nonlocality.
Marcelo Terra Cunha, Unicamp

Quantum theory defies the classical view of the physical phenomena in many aspects. Probably, the two most striking ones become known by Contextuality and Nonlocality. In this series of lectures, I intend to discuss some of the history and some of the modern view of these important characters, including the interplay between they and also some of the experimental ground breaks in the field.


Alexia Auffeves. t.b.a


Dates: 21th to 25th, August

The Workshop aims to convene some of the world’s experts in quantum information to discuss the latest results in this and related fields. The main aim is to provide a relaxed setting, avoiding an excess of talks, in order to stimulate discussion and new ideas.

It will also present an ideal opportunity for students beginning in the field to broaden and deepen their knowledge, especially those who will have just attended the preceding School.



Fernando de Melo (CBPF)
Frederico Brito (IFUSP-SC)
Marcelo França (UFRJ)
Nadja K. Bernardes (UFMG)
Thiago de Oliveira (UFF)
Stephen Walborn (UFRJ)

International Advisory Board

Adán Cabello – Universidad de Sevilla, Spain
Antonio Acin – ICFO, Spain
Artur Ekert – CQT, Singapore
Barbara Terhal – TU Aachen, Germany
David DiVincenzo – TU Aachen &
Research Center Juelich, Germany
Juan Pablo Paz – University of Buenos Aires, Argentina
Werner Vogel- University of Rostock, Germany
Richard Jozsa – University of Cambridge, UK


Soon. Stay tunned