10 January 2023
from 14:30 to 16:00
MCQST Colloquium | Hugo Zbinden (University of Geneva)
Address / Location
MPI of Quantum Optics | Herbert Walther Lecture Hall
The MCQST Colloquium Series features interdisciplinary talks given by visiting international speakers. The monthly colloquium covers topics spanning all MCQST research units and will be broadcast live via Zoom for audiences worldwide. The main goal of the series is to create the framework for idea exchange, to strengthen links with QST leading groups worldwide, as well as to act as an integral part of the local educational environment.
MCQST Colloquium: Hugo Zbinden
We are excited to invite you to the colloquium talk by Hugo Zbinden (University of Geneva). You can join us in-person at the Max Planck Institute of Quantum Optics at the above address, or online via the Zoom link below:
Meeting ID: 998 9779 8115
State of the Art of Quantum Key Distribution
I will give a short introduction to QKD and its state of the art. Then I will present recent efforts in Geneva in integrating QKD in photonic chips, and increasing the secret bit rates by developing high speed superconducting detectors.
About the speaker
Hugo Zbinden was born in Bern and studied physics at the University of Bern. He has a master in climate physics and a PhD on rare-earth solid-state lasers.
He is leader of the Quantum Technology Group at the University of Geneva. His research has spanned various areas from optical sensors, single photon detectors, quantum communication and the foundations of quantum mechanics. In 2001, Hugo Zbinden co-founded ID Quantique, one of the first companies in the field of quantum technologies.