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Summer School and Conference for Young Researchers on
Modern Quantum Technologies


10-14 September 2018, Kyiv, Ukraine


Quantum physics lies at the heart of our understanding of the natural world. Harnessing the quantum aspects of Nature has already resulted in novel technologies for communication, computing, and precise measurements. The expected impact of these technologies is hailed as the second quantum revolution, with immediate applications ranging from atom-based interferometry to quantum key distribution and quantum simulation. The common goal of establishing modern quantum technologies is neither confined to a single physical platform nor to a single research method.

Within this framework, we organize a Summer School and Conference for Young Researchers on Modern Quantum Technologies as a collaborative educational project by the University of Rostock (Germany), the Kyiv Academic University (Ukraine), and the National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine (NASU). Participation of students and speakers from other universities and research institutions is envisage and will be encouraged. The idea of the school is to integrate the skills and knowledge of German and Ukrainian scientists working with modern quantum technologies. Our aim is to provide German and Ukrainian students with intensive lecture courses related to the research activities in both universities. The students will be able to obtain knowledge and skills in the field of modern quantum technologies that are not covered at their respective home universities. While the research of the groups in Rostock is generally focussed on quantum optical investigations, the Ukrainian groups in Kiev and Kharkiv investigate superconducting elements of quantum computers as well as graphene – a new material with promising quantum properties.

The format of the school includes an active participation of the students. The speakers will propose problems, which shall be solved by students in small international groups. Such work will provide the students with an experience of international cooperation, which is important for contemporary research environments.

We expect the Summer School and Conference for Young Researchers on Modern Quantum Technologies to be a leading German-Ukrainian educational project. Such an activity will make an important contribution towards the aims declared by the European Policy of the Eastern Partnership and by the Ukraine–EU Association Agreement.



The school is to be held, between 10-14 September 2018, in the Ukrainian capital Kyiv at the Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics (BITP), NASU, which is one of the leading research institutions in Ukraine.

See also the Announcement at the University of Rostock.



Final program can be found here. Students may have a look at preliminary knowledge and excercises for each lecture. 

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Lecturers and Topics (see also Preliminary knowledge and excercises)

Stefan Scheel (Universität Rostock, Theory): Quantum theory of light in dielectrics — from linear optics to boson sampling: QED in dielectrics / Linear optics / Permanents and boson sampling

  • QED in dielectrics and quantum optics in the presence of macroscopic bodies;
  • Rydberg physics with semiconductor excitons;
  • Quantum tomographic reconstruction using Kalman filters;
  • (Casimir-type) dispersion forces.

Werner Vogel (Universität Rostock, Theory): Measurement theory in quantum optics / Uncovering Quantum Effects of LightQuantum Correlation Measurements

  • Quantum measurement theory, phase-sensitive correlation measurement techniques, click-counting theory, etc.;
  • Methods for the verification of quantum phenomena of light, including entanglement and general quantum correlations;
  • Theory of quantum light in atmospheric communication channels.

Boris Hage (Universität Rostock, Experiment): Squeezed light generation and application

  • Multimode squeezed / entangled state preparation;
  • Multimode quantum state characterization: tomography, homodyne detection, single photon detection;
  • Measurement induced quantum state generation in the ensemble;
  • Application of squeezed light in sensing applications.

Alexander Szameit (Universität Rostock, Experiment): Classical and quantum optics in waveguide arrays

  • Linear optical quantum computation;
  • Integrated optical waveguide structures;
  • Generation, manipulation, and detection of quantum light.

Sergey Shevchenko (B. Verkin Institute for Low Temperature Physics and Engineering NASU Kharkiv, Theory): Quantum computation from the physicists viewpointSuperconducting qubits

  • Dynamics of mesoscopic systems: superconducting circuits, low-dimensional semiconductorbased structures, nanomechanical resonators;
  • Rabi oscillations and Landau-Zener-Stuckelberg-Majorana transitions;
  • Description of superconducting qubits;
  • Quantum dots, nanomechanical resonators, memristors.

Valeriy Gusynin (BITP NASU Kyiv, Theory): Graphene and quantum electrodynamics in 2+1 dimensions

  • Graphene and quantum electrodynamics in 2+1 dimensions;
  • Graphene as a bench-top quantum laboratory;
  • Graphene in the magnetic field;
  • Charged impurities in graphene.

Yaroslav Zolotaryuk (KAU & BITP NASU Kyiv, Theory): Nonlinear wave phenomena in Josephson junctions

  • Nonlinear wave phenomena in Josephson junctions (JJ);
  • Dynamics of Josephson vortices (fluxons) in long JJs and arrays of small JJs;
  • Fluxon scattering on impurities in 1D and 2D long JJs;
  • Discreteness effects on the fluxon propagation in 1D JJ arrays;

Alexander Kordyuk (KAU & Institute of Metal Physics NASU Kyiv, Experiment): Superconductivity and Electronic Structure

  • Intoduction to superconductivity;
  • Electronic structure of superconductors;
  • Determination of superconducting parameters and properties;
  • Angle-resolved photoemission spectroscopy.

Pascal Febvre (Université Savoie Mont BlancExperiment): Superconducting computing: An energy-efficient quantum-based technology for supercomputers

  • Intoduction to superconducting computing;
  • Josephson junctions;
  • RSFQ logic

Vadym Fedyukovych (Platin.io): Cryptography Overview

  • Public-key and secret-key systems;
  • Interactive proof systems;
  • Schnorr protocol;
  • SNARKs and polynomial representation;
  • Quantum Cryptography.


Mikhail Belogolovskii (Institute of Metal Physics NASU Kyiv, Theory): Theory of Superconductivity: Two tasks / Excercises


Poster Session Presentations (see also Abstracts)

  1. Thomas Stielow. Giant Dipole States of Rydberg Excitons in Cu_2O.
  2. René Pollmann. Realisation of a photonic C-Not gate using exclusively straight waveguides.
  3. Yaroslav Gorban. A solution of the stationary Schrödinger equations.
  4. Karsten Weiher. Squeezing distillation for quantum atmospheric channels.
  5. Chris Boldt. Bell-Nonlocality in Phase Space with Click-Counting Detectors.
  6. Nora Schmitt. Local symmetries and discrete continuity in Schrödinger arrays.
  7. Vlad Shvets. Finding a solution for the equation of the heat problem for low and high frequencies.
  8. Milan Gödecke. Frequency up-conversion of squeezed quantum states of light.
  9. Eric Meyer. Generation of cluster states using laser-written integrated quantum circuits.
  10. Oleksandr Khvyl. Modeling of the mediator redistribution between presynaptic membrane pools.
  11. Kevin Hofmann. Improving continuous variable quantum teleportation in atmospheric channels.
  12. Sergei Petrishchevskii. Wave processes in a nonlinear active gyrotropic medium: lithosphere, atmosphere, ionosphere.
  13. Max Ehrhardt. Implementation of Quantum Artificial Life in integrated photonic circuits.
  14. Julien Pinske. The influence of spin-obit coupling on the quantum defects of excitons.
  15. Janine Franz. Interatomic Coulombic Decay & Auger Decay in Environment. 



To register, please complete the online registration form. Online registration is opened until 30 June 2018.



We recommend Hotel Mir (https://hotelmir.kiev.ua/en/) for the participants of our school. The daily shuttle buses is planned to be organized between this hotel and the Bogolyubov Institute for Theoretical Physics. Please contact Yaroslav Popovich (Ця електронна адреса захищена від спам-ботів. Вам необхідно увімкнути JavaScript, щоб побачити її.) for details of a discount program for participants of Summer School on Modern Quantum Physics.


Programme Committee:

  • Alexander Kordyuk (co-chair), KAU & IMP
  • Stefan Scheel (co-chair), Rostock University
  • Vitali Shadura, KAU & BITP
  • Andrii Semenov, Rostock University
  • Anatoly Zagorodny (co-chair), BITP & KAU 

Local Organisation:

  • Vitali Shadura, KAU & BITP, Ця електронна адреса захищена від спам-ботів. Вам необхідно увімкнути JavaScript, щоб побачити її.
  • Yaroslav Popovich, IMP, Ця електронна адреса захищена від спам-ботів. Вам необхідно увімкнути JavaScript, щоб побачити її.
  • Pavel Khanenko, KAU
  • Irina Kovalchuk, KAU
  • Mykola Kovbasa, KAU
  • Max Zolotukha, KAU

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The front picture is taken from the book by A. N. Omelyanchouk, E. V. Il’ichev, and S. N. Shevchenko, Quantum coherent phenomena in Josephson qubits, 2013