Seminar über Quanten-, Atom- und Neutronenphysik (QUANTUM)

Jan. 19, 2023 at 2 p.m. in IPH Lorentzraum 05-127

Prof. Dr. Peter van Loock
Institut für Physik

Dr. Lars von der Wense
Institut für Physik

Recent advances in quantum communication
Prof. Giuseppe Vallone (University of Padova, Italy)

Within the last two decades, Quantum Technologies have made tremendous progress, from proof of principle demonstrations to real life applications, such as Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) and Quantum Random Number Generators (QRNGs). Here, we first briefly review the basic principles of QKD and QRNGs. We then discuss the results that we have recently obtained in our group at the University of Padova towards the realization of ultra-fast and secure QRNGs and mature and efficient QKD systems.

Prof. Giuseppe Vallone is an Associate Professor at University of Padua since 2019 ( and co-founder and CTO of ThinkQuantum (, a spin-off of the Univeristy of Padua pioneering a new generation of secure communication systems based on quantum technology. His research is focused on quantum information, photonic states, quantum communication, quantum random number generators and Orbital Angular Momentum states. He has three patents and more than 130 publications in the area of quantum optics and quantum information. He is currently the coordinator of the European Project QUANGO ( and the Italian Project QUASAR (