Dates: 14th to 18th, 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.

The preliminary schedule for the school is as follows!


Monday (14/08) Tuesday (15/08) Wednesday (16/08) Thursday (17/08) Friday (18/08)
09:00-10:30 Caslav 1/3 09:00-10:30 Terra 2/3 09:00-10:30 Caslav 3/3 09:00-10:30 Michal 1/3 09:00-10:30 Michal 2/3
10:30-11:00 coffee-break 10:30-11:00 coffee-break 10:30-11:00 coffee-break 10:30-10:45 coffee-break 10:30-11:00 coffee-break
11:00-12:30 Alexia 1/3 11:00-12:30 Caslav 2/3 11:00-12:30 Hoskinson 3/3 10:45-12:15 Elham 2/3 11:00-12:30 Elham 3/3
12:30-16:00 lunch / registration 12:30-14:30 lunch 12:30-16:00 lunch 13:00-18:00 boat trip 12:30-14:00
16:00-17:30 Terra 1/3 14:30-16:00 Hoskinson 2/3 16:00-17:30 Alexia 3/3 14:00-15:30 Michal 3/3
17:30-18:00 coffe-break 16:00-16:15 coffee-break 17:30-18:00 coffee-break 16:00-17:30 Terra 3/3
18:00-19:30 Hoskinson 1/3 16:15-17:45 Alexia 2/3 18:00-19:30 Elham 1/3 17:30-18:00 closing
18:00-20:00 posters + cocktail

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.

Quantum thermodynamics.
Alexia Auffeves, Institute Néel

Quantum thermodynamics is an exploding topic lying at the boundary between quantum information, quantum open systems, quantum foundations and stochastic thermodynamics. I will review the main challenges of the field, as well recent experimental proposals and realizations.

Lecture I: Time arrow and entropy production in quantum thermodynamics

Lecture II: Quantum information thermodynamics: From quantum Maxwell demons to measurement driven quantum engines

Lecture III: Prospects on experimental platforms. Optomechanics vs circuit QED.