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Apr 6, 2020, 4:00 PM
We've just been awarded an Innosuisse grant, funded by the Swiss Innovation Agency, to work on the development of a new generation of SNSPDs (Superconducting Nanowire Single-Photon Detectors) to deliver cutting-edge performance for commercial quantum applications. This work will be closely related to industry through our commercial partner ID Quantique.
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Mar 2, 2020, 12:19 PM
The GMP Photonics second prize was awarded by General Microtechnology & Photonics (GMP) to Alberto Boaron and Davide Rusca for their experimental and theoretical work on quantum key distribution, under the direction of Prof. Hugo Zbinden. Intended to encourage and motivate young scientists to carry out or continue research in technologies such as photonics and microtechnology, the GMP Photonics prize was awarded for the 5th time, in celebration of the 40th anniversary of the company.
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Dec 11, 2019, 11:00 AM
L'Union Européenne a sélectionné 38 institutions, dont 4 genevoises, pour travailler sur le projet OPEN-QKD (Quantum Key Distribution). Objectif, créer un système de communication ultra sécurisé dans divers domaine, notamment la finance.
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Dec 5, 2019, 9:30 AM
There aren’t many researchers who’ve chosen a lateral point of entry into their field. If you start an academic career later in life, you often have to overcome very specific hurdles. But your previous experience can also help you to find your place in the world of academia.
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Sep 6, 2019, 11:00 AM
The Quantum Technologies group is part of the Open European Quantum Key Distribution Testbed project, which has just started. A test quantum communication infrastructure will be set up in several European countries, including in Geneva Switzerland. The aim is to boost the security of critical applications in various fields – from telecommunications to electricity supply and healthcare.
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Aug 5, 2019, 6:00 PM
Euronews visited QRANGE partners at the Université de Genève and ID Quantique, as well as the Institut de Ciències Fotòniques (ICFO) and Quside, in Geneva and Barcelona recently to talk about quantum random numbers, communication, and the Quantum Flagship.
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Jul 2, 2019, 6:00 PM
The QRANGE project, part of the quantum flagship initiative, and led by Hugo Zbinden at the University of Geneva, had the second of its consortium meetings in Stuttgart recently.
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Jun 20, 2019, 9:00 AM
Some of our recent work on QKD over more than 400km was recently highlighted in a Scientific American article on progress towards a future quantum-enabled communication network.
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Nov 6, 2018, 10:00 AM
Our recent demonstration of a secret key exchange over a record distance of 421 km of optical fibre has been published in PRL as an Editor's suggestion as well as being featured in Physics Viewpoint. We push the limits to new heights by optimising all parts of the QKD system including increasing the generation rate of the quantum states to reach 2.5 GHz and high performance single-photon detectors developed in-house, which have very high efficiency and low noise. Finally, a new encoding method…
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Oct 31, 2018, 8:00 AM
The Quantum Technologies group at the University of Geneva will lead on of the Quantum Technologies Flagship projects in a ten-year work programme with the ambitious long-term vision, to: • Consolidate and expand European scientific leadership and excellence in quantum research, including training the relevant skills; • Kick-start a competitive European industry in quantum technologies to position Europe as a leader in the future global industrial landscape; • Make Europe a dynamic and…