Physikalische Grundlagen der IT-Sicherheit

Seminar – Milestones of Quantum Technology

Dates and location:

Online seminar. Wed. 16-18h. Every semester.

Learning outcomes:

This seminar aims at reading and understanding scientific research articles. Moreover, the presentations of scientific results and the discussion of scientific topics is trained.

Teaching content:

Milestones of Quantum Technology I (winter)

·       Atoms in the vapor phase

·       Semiconductor quantum dots

·       Quantum key distribution

·       Quantum computing with linear optics and trapped ions

Milestones of Quantum Technology II (summer)

·       Parametric conversion

·       Impurities in diamond

·       Elements of nanophotonics

·       Superconducting circuits

·       Quantum Metrology

Work load and credit points

Time of attendance: 15 x 2 h, preparation time: 15 x 4 h; Total: 45h ~ 3 LP (each)

Description of forms of teaching and learning

Exercise with one presentation and discussion per event date. The individual topics are worked out by all students at the hand of a question list.

Requirements for participation

The seminar is aimed at master and doctoral students in physics and related disciplines.

This seminar series consist of two complementary semiars Milestones of Quantum Technology I & II (MS-QT I) held in winter and summer semester, respectively.

Starting in summer and winter is equally possible.


Grading: ungraded; Type of examination: no examination. The successful participation requires active presence during the whole exercise.

Duration of the modules:

1 semester each