iQUTE - Institute of Quantum Technologies
01/04/2018 [ 𝕚 ]
High dimensional quantum Photonic Platform
The only successful QuantERA project with Slovak partner HiPhoP has been aproved for financing by the Slovak Academy of Sciences. QuantERA call is understood as the pre-phase of European Quantum Technology Flagship. The project will start on April 1st.
15/04/2018 [ 𝕚 ]
NATO Science for Peace and Security Programme
Secure Communication in the Quantum Era
Acronym: SPS Project Number: G5448
This proposal will design, analyze, and implement solutions to securely establish cryptographic keys among a group of participants. We use cryptographic theory to establish structural guarantees at the protocol level and explore performance through implementation on different platforms. Hardness assumptions are chosen to be quantum-safe (based on coding theory or/and lattices). To protect the implementation against manipulation at runtime (e.g., through fault induction), we apply runtime verification. To ensure the necessary capabilities are available, ranging from cryptographic theory to advanced software engineering and signal-level analysis (for hardware implementations), a team of four universities has been formed.
Project coordinator: Prof. Otokar Grošek (FEI STU, Bratislava)
5.4.2018 [ 𝕚 ]
COST Action CA16218
Nanoscale coherent hybrid devices for superconductng quantum technologies
Superconducting technologies are prime candidates to ripen quantum effects into devices and applications. The accumulated knowledge in decades of work in understanding superconductivity allows scientists now to make experiments by design, controlling relevant parameters in devices. A new field is emerging whose final objective is to improve appliances taking advantage of quantum effects, be it for dissipationless transport of current, generation of high magnetic fields, sensors or quantum information. The field will impact crucial areas for societal development, including energy, transport, medicine or computation. Quantum behavior is controlled by using hybrids of superconductors with magnets, insulators, semiconductors or normal metals. Traditionally, the scientific and technical communities working in superconductivity are spread across projects from different calls, whose activities put Europe at the frontier of research. The present Action aims to address the pressing need for a common place to share knowledge and infrastructure and develop new cooperative projects.
Slovakia MC member: Prof. Peter Samuely (Košice)
13/03/2018 [ 𝕚 ]
COST Action CA15220
Quantum Technologies in Space
Quantum theory and space science form building blocks of a powerful research framework for exploring the boundaries of modern physics through the unique working conditions offered by experimental tests performed in space. Space-based sources of entangled photons promise the formation of global quantum communicationetworks, long-distance tests of quantum theory and the interplay between relativity and quantum entanglement. Long free-fall times enable high- precision tests of general relativity and tests of the equivalence principle for quantum systems. Harnessing microgravity, high vacuum and low temperature of deep space promises allowing the study of deviations from standard quantum theory for high-mass test particles. Space-based experiments of metrology and sensing will push the precision of clocks, mass detectors and transducers towards the engineering of novel quantum technologies. Our particular contribution is theoretical and covers the following research goals: (1) Development of communication protocols over quantum networks, (2) Optimization of quantum networks, (3) Development of verification and testing algorithms
Slovakia MC member: Mario Ziman (Bratislava)