QCrypt 2013

3rd international conference on quantum cryptography. August 5–9, 2013 in Waterloo, Canada

QCrypt 2013 is over. Thanks to everybody who made it happen!
QCrypt 2014 was in Paris, and QCrypt 2015 will be on September 28 – October 3, 2015 in Tokyo.

Blurbs: At the conference, we filmed some participants telling about their research. Here are short monologues, in alphabetical order: Scott Aaronson (1, 2), Anne Broadbent (1), Nicolas Gisin (1, 2), Beth Nordholt (1, 2), John Preskill (1, 2).

Awards: In 2013, the best poster prize went to Rotem Arnon-Friedman from Zurich (view poster), 2nd best poster prize to Neil Sinclair from Calgary (view poster), and best student paper prize to Tobias Eberle from Hannover (view abstract and video of his talk). Watch the award ceremony.

Group pictures:
Group photo taken on Wednesday, August 7. ©2013 IQC Excursion to Niagara Falls on Sunday, August 10 Excursion to Niagara Falls on Sunday, August 10

Extended abstracts, slides and posters of many presentations are available in the main program and poster session program.
Almost all conference talks were videotaped. Enjoy the videos:

Public lecture

Video of Preskill’s lecture
John Preskill
Quantum computing and the entanglement frontier

After-dinner talk

Video of Tobias’ talk
Marc Weber Tobias
Insecurity engineering


Frame from one of tutorial videos
Michael Ben-Or
Secure multiparty quantum computation
Marcos Curty
What theorists should know when working with experimentalists
Krister Shalm
Single-photon detectors
Amnon Ta-Shma
Extractors against classical and quantum adversaries

Invited talks

Frame from one of invited talk videos
Scott Aaronson
Private-key quantum money
Lilian Childress
Spins and photons: toward quantum networks in diamond
Anthony Leggett
The structure of a world (which may be) described by quantum mechanics
Jane Nordholt
Satellite-based quantum communications
Fernando Pastawski
Unforgeable tokens: what we can do with imperfect qubit memories
Ben Reichardt
Classical command of quantum systems
Renato Renner
The physics of cryptography
Kiyoshi Tamaki
Research and development of the Tokyo QKD network project

Hot-topic talk

Video of Christensen’s talk
Bradley G. Christensen
Application of detection-loophole-free tests of quantum nonlocality

Contributed talks

Frame from one of contributed talk videos
Rotem Arnon-Friedman
Limits of privacy amplification against non-signalling memory attacks
Ämin Baumeler
Specious adversaries and quantum private information retrieval
Zhu Cao
Free-space quantum network with trusted relay
Philip Chan
Performing private database queries in a real-world environment using a quantum protocol
Frédéric Dupuis
Achieving the limits of the noisy-storage model using entanglement sampling
Tobias Eberle
Realization of finite-size continuous-variable quantum key distribution based on Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen entanglement
Chris Erven
An experimental implementation of oblivious transfer in the noisy storage model
Fabian Furrer
Continuous variable entropic uncertainty relations in the presence of quantum memory
Gilad Gour
Universal uncertainty relations
Gus Gutoski
Quantum one-time programs
Duan Huang
A wideband balanced homodyne detector for high speed continuous variable quantum key distribution systems
Richard J. Hughes
Network-centric quantum communications with application to critical infrastructure protection
Tanvirul Islam
Reference frame agreement in quantum networks
Jedrzej Kaniewski and Felix Bussieres
Security analysis and experimental implementation of a relativistic bit commitment
Boris Korzh
A high-speed multi-protocol quantum key distribution transmitter based on a dual-drive modulator
Rupesh Kumar
Experimental demonstration of the coexistence of continuous-variable quantum key distribution with an intense DWDM classical channel
Yi-Kai Liu
Building one-time memories from isolated qubits
Hao Qin
Saturation attack on continuous-variable quantum key distribution system
Igor V. Radchenko
Relativistic quantum cryptography: experimental realization
Zhiyuan Tang
Experimental demonstration of polarization encoding measurement-device-independent quantum key distribution
Marco Tomamichel
One-sided device independence of BB84 via monogamy-of-entanglement game