Quapital summer school 2022

September 04 - 08, 2022

Smolenice Castle, Slovakia | https://kcsmolenice.sav.sk/en/

Registration is open now. To register, please fill in the registration form.
Registration deadline: Since a few spots remain available, the registration deadline is extended until the last available spots are filled. Contact us if you’re interested.

Conference fee:

Contact Person: Mgr. Denisa Lampášová (PhD student at IP SAS), denisa.lampasova@savba.sk


Rupert Ursin | about
CEO & Founder of qtlabs, Vienna
Djeylan Aktas | about
Senior scientist, IP SAS (Bratislava)
Virginia D’Auria | about
Quantum Fiber Communication
Associate professor, Institut de Physique de Nice
Martin Bohmann
What are q. resources? | Increasing QKD rates
Scientist, qtlabs (Vienna)
Manuel Erhard | about
Cybersecurity in the age of quantum technologies
Scientist, qtlabs (Vienna)
Daniel Oi | about
Space/Satellite QKD
Senior Lecturer, Uni. of Strathclyde (Glasgow)
Sebastian Neumann
Fiber QKD
Scientist, qtlabs (Vienna)
Mário Ziman | about
Quantum Basics
Senior scientist & director, IP SAS (Bratislava)
Lukas Mairhofer
Lecturer/Researcher, UAS Technikum Wien

More lecturers to be confirmed!


✔ Cybersecurity in the age of quantum technologies | Manuel Erhard, Sep 05
✔ Fiber QKD: Nonlinear crystals and spontaneous parametric down conversion (SPDC) | Sebastian Neumann, Sep 05
✔ What are quantum resources? | Martin Bohmann, Sep 05
✔ Fiber QKD: Polarization analysis modules | Sebastian Neumann, Sep 06
✔ Quantum Sources & Communication: Quantum Networks and relays | Virginia D’Auria, Sep 06
✔ Quantum Sources: All-in-fiber CV sources | Virginia D’Auria, Sep 07
✔ Increasing QKD rates | Martin Bohmann, Sep 07

✔ Fiber QKD: The interplay of loss, brightness and detector jitter | Sebastian Neumann, Sep 07

✔ Satellite Quantum Communication I | Daniel Oi, Sep 08

✔ Satellite Quantum Communication II | Daniel Oi, Sep 08


The school will be held at the Smolenice Castle, history of which dates back to 15th century and which currently serves as the Congress Center of Slovak Academy of Sciences. It is situated approximately 60 km northeast from Bratislava in the central area of the smallest Slovak mountain chain called Malé Karpaty.

More information is available at the official Congress Centre website.

Provided inside the castle. Let us stress that it is included in the conference fee so you do no have to make any reservation by yourself.

Yes. The castle area is covered by a free wi-fi signal. Details will be given at the meeting.


After a successfull QUAPITAL summer school in 2019, we would like to build a tradition of hosting yearly quantum communication summer schools.

QUAPITAL is a consortium of hosting providers to build the first reliable Quantum Internet on top of Europe's glass fiber network.


The Institute of Physics SAS acknowledges the summer school’s financial support via the subcontracting project QUAPITAL.SK (OPENQKD Contract Number 857156 — Search for Subcontractors, Open Call 2).