Workshop 3: Space Quantum Internet

hosted by Humboldt UniversitäT Zu Berlin at the ErwinSchrödinger Zentrum in Berlin, Germany, from Wednesday 30th August – Friday 1st September, 2023.

We are delighted to announce workshop 3 of INSQT, which will focus on the space quantum internet. Distributing entanglement across a quantum network is a precursor to enabling distributed technologies that can improve performances in quantum sensing, imaging, and computing. This workshop will review efforts in developing global quantum networks that are capable of supporting these distributed challenges. The workshop will focus on the role of key components and enablers of quantum networking within this architectural framework such as quantum memories. The workshop will feature a diverse range of talks from international partners actively involved in the development of various components necessary for achieving this ambitious goal across academia and industry. This will include the development of satellite links, memory-assisted quantum communication protocols, satellite and terrestrial networks, and the potential application of a space quantum internet to address open fundamental questions in Physics. Discussions on the progress, current readiness, and outstanding challenges will help accelerate the development of quantum networks and shape future activities.

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Workshop Schedule (download here)
Day 1: 30 August 2023
Day 2: 31 August 2023

Note: Lunch has been extended by 30 minutes, afternoon sessions have been shifted as a results.

Day 3: 01 September 2023

Note: Lunch has been extended by 30 minutes, afternoon sessions have been shifted as a results.

Workshop dates: 30th August to 1st September 2023

Venue: Erwinschrödinger Zentrum in Berlin, Germany. Accommodation included.

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Key Dates and Times:

Day 1 , Wednesday 30 August | Check in time: 09:00

Day 2 , Thursday 31 August | Welcome and Plenary: 09:00

Day 3, Friday 01 September | Welcome and Plenary: 09:00, Wrap-up: approx.15:00

Organising Committee:

Mustafa Gündoğan (Humboldt Universität)

Jasminder Sidhu (University of Strathclyde)

Markus Krutzik (Humboldt Universität)

Contributions (talk or poster) will cover the following topics:

  • Concepts and Architectures for the Space Quantum Internet (SQI)
  • Enabling technologies (Quantum memories, repeater architectures, timing synchronisation)
  • Applications I: secure communication
  • Applications II: detectors
  • Applications III: networking quantum computers, distributed sensing
  • Tests of Fundamental Physics

The aims of the workshop are:

  • Concepts and Architectures for the Space Quantum Internet (SQI) for the large scale distribution of entanglement and enabler of quantum networking
  • Quantum Memories in space or on-ground for space connections, performance and perspectives for future development
  • Applications of the SQI, e.g. fundamental physics, secure communication, networking quantum computers, distributed sensing, PNT,…

Funding: INSQT aims to provide accommodation and subsistence for the duration of the workshop. Additional funding for travel has been provided for ECRs and INSQT members who applied.

Necessary email enquiries:

Call for submissions to Research Directions: Quantum Technologies

We invite contributions to the CUP journal Research Directions: Quantum Technologies, in particular those addressing the question on the Ultimate Limits of Photonic Quantum Memories.

Invited Speakers:
  • Hugues de Riedmatten, ICFO (Plenary)
  • Mete Atatüre, University of Cambridge (Plenary)
  • Juan Yin, USTC (Plenary)
  • Thomas Jennewein, University of Waterloo (Plenary)
  • Elisa Da Ros/Martin Jutisz, HU Berlin
  • Eleni Diamanti, CNRS
  • Dennis Raetzel, Bremen University
  • Zeki Seskir, Karlsruhe Institute of Technology
  • Kadir Durak, Özyeğin University
  • Zong-Quan Zhou, USTC
  • Janik Wolters, TU Berlin/DLR
  • Sarah Thomas Imperial College London
  • Andreas Wicht, FBH Berlin
  • Tim Schroder, HU Berlin
  • Faezeh Kimiaee Asadi, University of Calgary
  • Christoph Wildfeuer, FHNW
  • Magdalena Zych, University of Queensland (TBC)
  • Erhan Sağlamyürek, Berkeley Livermore National Lab (TBC)