Quantum Technologies Summer School


Summer School


Introduction to Quantum Information and Technologies


2 - 4 July 2014, Bucharest

The Summer School is organized by the Research Center for Spatial Information - CEOSpaceTech in the frame of the STAR project Competence Centre for Smart Sensors and Big Data Technology for Space Applications and aims to provide a general introduction to the fast developing fields of quantum information and quantum technologies. The School is intended to students and researchers interested in having an overview of the field. The lectures are self-contained and accessible to a general audience.


Prof. Paolo Zanardi, University of Southern California, Los Angeles

Quantum Computation: Three Basic Lectures:

1. No cloning theorem, dense coding, quantum teleportation

2. Classical computation. Quantum gates. The universal quantum computer

3. Quantum algorithms: Grover search, Shor's factoring algorithm

Prof. Vadim Makarov,IQC, University of Waterloo, Canada

Quantum cryptography:

1. Quantum cryptography

2. Technology of quantum key distribution

3. Quantum hacking

Prof. Raymond Laflamme, IQC, University of Waterloo, Canada 

Quantum error correction

Dr. Christian Schwarz, European Space Agency ESA/ESTEC

Quantum Technologies for Space activities                                 



Dr. Radu Ionicioiu – CEOSpaceTech UPB / NIPNE

Dr. Ștefăniță Ciurel – CEOSpaceTech UPB

Prof. Mihai Datcu – CEOSpaceTech UPB/ DLR

The lectures will be given at Politehnica University of Bucharest, Complex Leu, Building A, Amphitheatre A03, Bd. Iuliu Maniu 1-3, Sector 6



Wednesday 2 July

Thursday 3 July

Friday 4 July

08.30 – 09.00



09.00 – 09.10

09.10 – 09.50

Mihai DATCU - Welcome

Radu IONICIOIU - Quantum information: turning paradoxes into technologies

Paolo Zanardi 2

Paolo Zanardi 3

10.00 – 11.00

Paolo Zanardi   1.1

11.00 – 11.30




11.30 – 12.30

Paolo Zanardi   1.2

Vadim Makarov 2

Raymond Laflamme

12.30 – 13.30




13.30 – 14.30

Vadim Makarov 1

Vadim Makarov 3


14.30 – 15.30

Christian Schwarz 1

Film: Taming the Quantum World

15.30 – 16.00






Radu Ionicioiu - Quantum Information: turning paradoxes into technologies

Raymond Laflamme - Quantum Error Correction

Artur Ekert and Richard Jozsa - Quantum computation and Shor’s factoring algorithm

Andrew Steane - Quantum computing

Vadim Makarov - Quantum cryptography [pptx] [pdf]

Christian Schwarz -  Quantum Technologies for Space