Quantum Communications for ALL (QCALL) is a European Innovative Training Network that endeavours to take the next necessary steps to bring the developing quantum technologies closer to the doorsteps of end users. QCALL will empower a nucleus of 15 doctoral researchers in this area to provide secure communications in the European continent and, in the long run, to its connections worldwide. Check out our research work packages and training activities in the form of Schools and Workshops to find more about the scope of the project.
Our final scientific event is a focused online Symposium on Advances in Quantum Communications from 3 to 5 May 2021. You can register for free via this form by 29 April 2021. We look forward to having fruitful discussions on latest developments in our field via this symposium.
Q&A session on quantum Cryptography
Following the recent spotlight session where Carlo explained QKD , Shouvik Ghorai our ESR based at UPMC has created some FAQ page around cryptography and talked more about Continuous-variable Quantum Cryptography.
Cryptography is, nowadays, a critically important part of our lives, even though we usually don’t notice it at all. All the conversations we have via email and instant messaging apps are encrypted, so are the messages exchanged during online bank transactions and e-commerce purchases. To learn more about how satellites hovering around the earth can help with our secure communications, check out the recent work and achievements of Carlo Liorni, our ESR based in Dusseldorf.
As for any new technology, the new means of communication generate new problems and risks. Among the most critical is the difficulty of keeping our digital communications private and confidential. Security is a crucial requirement for many of our communications. If you want to learn more, please read about the recent work and achievements of Mirko Pittaluga, our ESR based in Toshiba.
Federico Grasselli, our ESR at University of Dusseldorf, has explained the recent theoretical progress in multi-party quantum key distribution, also known as quantum conferencing. If you have no clue of what that is, then learn more by reading here.
It featured a diverse array of research on quantum communication, with 5 well-known invited speakers and 26 contributed speakers introducing their latest research works. The five plenary sessions covered topics ranging from entanglement-based QComms and quantum repeaters to implementation security of QKD, satellite QKD, as well as component technologies such as quantum random number generators and detectors, etc. There was also a poster session on Monday afternoon. It was a wonderful opportunity for learning, networking and collaboration. To learn more, please visit here.
We are organising a science film contest for secondary (high) school students to explain a quantum technology or its application in their own way. We are still open to applications, and our ESRs will be happy to coach interested parties in this activity. More information can be found here.