May 16-18, 2024 – 15th KCIK-ICTQT Symposium on Quantum Information

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May 18-20, 2023 – 14th KCIK-ICTQT Symposium on Quantum Information

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May 26-28, 2022 – 13th KCIK-ICTQT Symposium on Quantum Information

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May 21st, 2021 – On-line session Current Trends in Quantum Information


10.00 Session Opening by Wiesław Laskowski, Gdańsk University Vice Rector

Keynote speaker

10.15 – 10.55 Maciej Lewenstein (Barcelona): Bell’s inequalities for many body systems: from dynamical programming to data driven approach

Talks of KCIK Awards Laureates

11.00 – 11.25 distinguished Master Thesis: Jakub Czartowski (Kraków): Bipartite quantum measurements with optimal single-sided distinguishability

11.30-11.40 coffee break

11.40 – 12.05 Bronze prize – awarded Master Thesis: Michał Lipka (Warszawa): Generation of polarization entanglement in wavevector-multiplexed atomic quantum memory

12.10 – 12.35 Silver prize – awarded Ph.D. Thesis: Anna Szczepanek (Kraków): Quantum dynamical entropy of unitary operators

12.40-15.30 lunch break (including the on-line meeting of the KCIK Council 13.15-14:15)

Keynote speaker
15.30 – 16.10 Andrew Childs (Maryland): Symmetries, graph properties, and quantum speedups [abstract] [slides]


May 15th, 2020 – On-line session Current Trends in Quantum Information

Keynote speakers

10.15 – 10.55 David DiVincenzo (Juelich): Blind Oracle Quantum Computation [slides]

11.00 – 11.40 Nicolas Gisin (Geneva): Non-locality in Networks [slides]

11.45 – 12.00 coffee break

Talks of KCIK Awards Laureates

12.00 – 12.25 distinguished Ph.D. Thesis: Katarzyna Siudzińska (Toruń): Evolution of open quantum systems governed by unitarily covariant quantum channels [slides]

12.30 – 12.55 Bronze prize – awarded Master Thesis: Filip Maciejewski (Warsaw): Generalized measurements on quantum devices [slides]

13.00 – 13.25 Silver prize – awarded Ph.D. Thesis: Michał Parniak (Warsaw): Multimode quantum optics with photons, spin waves and phonons


YQIS 2019 5th International Conference for Young Quantum Information Scientists

X Jubilee Symposium KCIK, I Symposium ICTQT-KCIK, 23-25.05.2019


Symposium KCIK 2018 Quantum Resources, Sopot 24-26.05.2018


Symposium KCIK 2017 WITHIN AND BEYOND QUANTUM MECHANICS, Sopot 25-27.05.2017


Conference Quantum phenomena: Between the whole and the parts, Sopot 21-23.09.2016

Symposium KCIK 2016, Sopot 22-24.05.2016

Thursday, May 19

09:20–09:30 – Ryszard Horodecki, Director of KCIK, Marek Żukowski Director of the Institute of Theoretical Physics and Astrophysics, University of Gdańsk, Opening ceremony

Chair: Marek Żukowski

09:30–10:00 – Iwo Białynicki-Birula, From EM waves to G waves: Maxwell meets Einstein 
10:00–10:30 – Nicolas Brunner, Local hidden variable models for quantum states and measurements 
10:30–11:00 – Adan Cabello, Thermodynamical cost of contextuality: A novel way of „device-independent” quantum information 
11:00–11:30 – Coffee break

Chair: Werner Vogel

11:30–12:00 – Gerardo Adesso, Robustness of coherence: An operational and observable measure of quantum coherence 
12:00–12:30 – Lorenzo Maccone, Using entanglement against noise in quantum metrology 
12:30–13:00 – C. Aris Chatzidimitriou-Dreismann, Maxwell’s Demon and quantumness of correlations n molecular excitations created by neutron scattering 
13:00–14:15 – Lunch break

Chair: Karol Życzkowski

14:15–14:45 – Jan Bouda, Randomness as a resource 
14:45–15:15 – Hugo Zbinden, Shot Noise: the key to quantum random numbers, secure steganography and efficient image compression 
15:15-15:45 – Coffee break

Chair: Nicolas Brunner

15:45–16:15 – Hanna Wojewódka, Towards realistic randomness amplification 
16:15 -16:45 – Eleni Diamanti, Practical secure quantum communications 
16:45 – 17:15 – Paweł Caban, Activation of the violation of the Svetlichny inequality 

Friday, May 20

Chair: Iwo Białynicki-Birula

09:30–10:00 – Alexander Lvovsky, Hybrid quantum optical technologies for communications and metrology 
10:00–10:30 – Werner Vogel, Beyond genuine multipartite entanglement 
10:30–11:00 – Lukas Knips, How long does it take to obtain a physical density matrix? 
11:00–11:20 – Coffee break

Chair: Adan Cabello

11:20–11:50 – José Ignacio Latorre, Emergence of symmetries from entanglement 
11:50–12:20 – Alexander Streltsov, Entanglement and coherence in quantum state merging 
12:20–12:50 – Marco Piani, Should entanglement measures be monogamous or faithful 
13:00–14:10 – Lunch break

Chair: Alexander Lvovsky

14:10–14:40 – Mohamed Bourennane, Experimental multiparty quantum communication 
14:40–15:10 – Konrad Banaszek, Mode engineering for realistic quantum-enhanced interferometry 
15:10-15:40 – Dardo Goyeneche, Multipartite entanglement in heterogeneous systems 
15:40–16:00 – Coffee break

Chair: Marco Piani

16:00–16:30 – Florian Mintert, Complete positivity of non-Markovian quantum dynamics 
16:30–17:00 – Dariusz Chruściński, Sufficient conditions for memory kernel master equation 
17:00 – Meeting of KCIK Scientific Council

Saturday, May 21

Chair: Andrzej Jamiołkowski

09:30–10:00 – Wiesław Leoński, Nonlinear oscillator systems – tools for quantum information theory? 
10:00–10:30 – Marek Czachor, Dark energy as a manifestation of nontrivial arithmetic 
10:30–10:50 – Coffee break

Chair: Lech Jakóbczyk

10:50 – 11:20 – Justyna Łodyga, The conditional uncertainty principle 
11:20–11:50 –  Marek Mozrzymas, Structure and properties of the algebra of partially transposed permutation operators 
11:50–12:50 – Screening of the documentary ‘That’s the story’ with the introduction of the producer José Ignacio Latorre 
12:50–14:00 – Lunch break 
14:15 – Meeting of Qolaps’ Partners


3rd RAQUEL scientific meeting

8.10.2015 (THURSDAY)

10.00-10.45 ‘Constrained de Finetti reductions and applications to parallel repetition’
(Andreas Winter)

10.45-11.30 ‘CHSH, steering with random and „free” observables’ (Zhi Yin)

11.30-12.00 COFFEE BREAK (in KCIK)

12.00-12.45 ‘Unifying local random quantum processes’ (Winton Brown)

12.45-13.30 ‘Iterated function systems on a circle’ (Tomasz Szarek)

13.30-15.30 LUNCH TIME (individually)

15.30-17.00 Administrative session

9.10.2015 (FRIDAY)

10.00-10.45 'Approximate 2-designs: constructions and applications’ (Yoshifumi Nakata)

10.45-11.30 ‘Universal set of thermal operations’ (Piotr Ćwikliński)

11.30-12.00 COFFEE BREAK (in KCIK)

12.00-12.45 ‘Optimal classical random access codes using single d-level alphabets’ (Ashutosh Rai)
12.45-13.30 Discussion – open problems

13.30-15.30 LUNCH TIME (individually)

15.30-16.15 ‘Randomness amplification with weaker assumptions’ (Hanna Wojewódka)

Symposium KCIK 2015, Sopot 14-16.05.2015

Mini-workshop: Theory meets experiment, Sopot 19-20.01.2015


DimWit Meeting 2014, Sopot 24-27.06.2014

Symposium KCIK 2014, Sopot 22-24.05.2014


Symposium KCIK 2013, Sopot 23-25.05.2013

Thursday, May 23

08:50-09:20 Registration
09:20-09:30 Opening ceremony Ryszard Horodecki Marek Kuś

Chair Marek Kuś

09:30-10:05 Barbara Terhal The Power of noisy fermionic quantum computation
10:05-10:40 Robert Koenig The conditional entropy power inequality for Gaussian quantum states
10:40-11:15 Nilanjana Datta Lossy quantum data compression

Chair Karol Życzkowski

11:45-12:20 Anna Sanpera Staring at criticality with quantum tools
12:20-12:55 Jean-Daniel Bancal Revealing nonlocal correlations without measuring them: principle and application
12:55-13:30 Graeme Smith Bound entangled states with secret key and their classical counterpart Lunch break
13:30 -14:30 Chair Barbara Terhal
14:30-15:05 Jens Eisert Boson sampling revisited
15:05-15:40 Tomasz Paterek Distributing entanglement without communicating it

16:10-16:45 Ravishankar Ramanathan Free randomness amplification using non-local correlations
16:45-17:20 Jarosław Korbicz Objectivity through state broadcasting: The origins of quantum darwinism

Friday, May 24

Chair Anna Sanpera

09:30-10:05 Karol Życzkowski Entropic uncertainity relations beyond Maassen-Uffink
10:05-10:40 Mohammed Bourennane Experimental entanglement detection
10:40-11:15 Konrad Banaszek Which-way experiment with an internal degree of freedom

Chair Jens Eisert

11:40-12:15 Robert Alicki Thermodynamical cost of accuracy and stability of information processing
12:15-12:50 Dagomir Kaszlikowski Emergence of macroscopic classicality from microscopic correlations
12:50 – 13:25 Marek Miller Horodeckis criterion of separability of mixed states in von Neumann algebras

Chair Konrad Banaszek

14:25-15:00 Ramij Rahaman Applications of Hardy correlations in cryptographic tasks
15:00-15:35 Marcin Pawłowski Amplification of arbitrarily weak randomness Coffee break
15:35-16:00 Chair Graeme Smith
16:00-16:35 Christian Schwemmer The systematic errors in current quantum state tomography tools – or How I stopped worrying about negative eigenvalues
16:35-17:10 Michał Oszmaniec Generalized concurrence for arbitrary bosonic and fermionic systems

Saturday, May 25

Chair Robert Koenig

09:30-10:05 Marek Czachor Russian roulette with a cheating player and EPR in nonlinear QM
10:05-10:40 Anna Jencova Distinguishing quantum channels by restricted testers
10:40-11:15 Seung-Hyeok Kye Facial structures for separable states

Chair Dagomir Kaszlikowski

11:45-12:20 Magdalena Stobińska Quantum walk simulation using multi-photon interference at a single beam splitter
12:20-12:55 Norbert Schuch Characterizing topological spin liquids using PEPS
12:55-13:30 Andrzej Dragan Entanglement and discord: accelerated observations of local and global modes
14:30 Meeting of KCIK Scientific Council


Mini-symposium KCIK 2012, Sopot 23.11.2012

Symposium KCIK 2012, Sopot 18-19.05.2012

Friday, May 18

09:15 – 09:20 Opening ceremony Ryszard Horodecki Marek Czachor

Chair David DiVincenzo

09:20 – 09:50 Ingemar Bengtsson, Some tricks with the Clifford group
09:50 – 10:20 Nicolas Brunner Device – independent quantum information
10:20 – 10:50 Mohamed Bourennane Tests on quantum contextuality

Coffee break

10:50 – 11:20 Chair Beatrix C. Hiesmayr
11:20 – 11:50 Adan Cabello From state-independent quantum contextuality to maximum non-locality
11:50 – 12:20 Rafal Demkowicz-Dobrzański Quantum enhanced metrology and the geometry of quantum channels
12:20 – 12:50 David DiVincenzo Prospects for superconducting qubits

Lunch break

Chair Andreas Winter

14:20 – 14:50 Andrzej Grudka Mutual uncertainty
14:50 – 15:20 Beatrix C. Hiesmayr Detection of correlations via mutually unbiased bases & in high energy physics
15:20 – 15:50 Fabrizio Illuminati Local unitary operations, measures of quantumness, and maximally quantum-correlated states

Coffee break

15:50 – 16:20 Chair Tamas Vértesi
16:20 – 16:50 Adam Miranowicz Two-photon blockade
16:50 – 17:20 Jonathan Oppenheim Fundamental limitations for quantum and nano thermodynamics
17:20 – 17:50 Zbigniew Puchała Entropic uncertainty relation for quantum operations
17:50 – 18:20 Marco Piani Relating the general quantumness of correlations and entanglement


Saturday, May 19

chair Fabrizio Illuminati

09:00 – 09:30 Jakub Rembieliński Quantum nonlocality needs the absolutness principle
09:30 – 10:00 Łukasz Rudnicki Collectibility – an entanglement test based on uncertainty relations
10:00 – 10:30 Adam Rutkowski Bell diagonal operators: entangled states and indecomposable entanglement witnesses

Coffee break

chair Jakub Rembieliński

11:00 – 11:30 Harald Weinfurter Heralded entanglement between widely separated atoms
11:30 – 12:00 Andreas Winter Towards limiting non-additivity: possible role of entanglement theory
12:00 – 12:30 Shengjun Wu Weak measurements and signal amplification
12.30 – 13.00 Tamas Vértesi Testing the structure of entanglement using Bell-type inequalities

Scientific Council Meeting KCIK


Symposium KCIK 2011, Sopot 13-14.05.2011

Friday, May 13

09:15-09:20 Opening ceremony, Marek Kuś, Ryszard Horodecki

chair Marek Kuś

09:20-09:50 Dagmar Bruss, Linking quantum discord to entanglement in a measurement
09:50-10:20 Andrzej Jamiołkowski, On quantum operations which improve positivity
10:20-10:50 Konrad Banaszek, Quantum cryptography using private states
Coffee break

chair Dagmar Bruss

11:20-11:50 Ryszard Tanaś, Quantum correlations in a two-atom system
11:50-12:20 Gotfried Gühne, Characterizing multiparticle entanglement
12:20-12:50 Karol Życzkowski Numerical shadow & geometry of quantum states

Lunch break

chair Karol Życzkowski

14:20-14:50 Jakub Zakrzewski, Extraction of information from dynamics in Matrix Product States.
14:50-15:20 Adam Miranowicz, General occurrence of finite-time decays and periodic vanishings of nonclassicality and entanglement witnesses
15:20-15:50 Marcin Wieśniak, Entanglement in Mutually Unbiased Bases

Coffee break

chair Jakub Zakrzewski

16:20-16:50 Wojciech Roga, Entropic characterization of quantum operations
16:50-17:20 Wiesław Laskowski, Monogamy of multipartite Bell inequality violations
17:20-17:50 Marcin Pawlowski, Nonlocality detection scheme for realistic sources


Saturday, May 14

chair Andrzej Jamiołkowki

09:00-09:30 Robert Olkiewicz, Strong decoherence in quantum systems with diffusion type interactions
09:30-10:00 Andrzej Grudka, Postulates for measures of genuine multipartite correlations
10:00-10:30 Krzysztof Kowalski, Probability current in the Hamiltonian relativistic quantum mechanics

Coffee break

chair Ryszard Tanaś

11:00-11:30 Marek Żukowski, Redefinition of macrorealism and temporal inequalities
11:30-12:00 Renato Renner, The uncertainty principle in the presence of quantum memory
12:00 – 12:30 Marek Mozrzymas, Application of Algebraic Association Schemes in eigenvalue problem of some density matrix

Lunch break

Scientific Council Meeting KCIK


Symposium KCIK 2010, Sopot 23-24.04.2010

Friday, April 23

08:50–09:20 – Registration
10:15–10:50 – Ryszard Horodecki, Marek Kuś, Opening ceremony

10:20–10:50 – Jerzy Warczewski, Spin glass state and other magnetic structures with their symmetry groups – in terms of the fibre bundles
10:50–11:20 – Adam Majewski, On the new approach to quantum probability
11:20–11:50 – Coffee break

11:50–12:20 – Katarzyna Roszak, Entanglement measurement in dephased systems
12:20–12:50 – Krzysztof Kowalski, Relativistic massless harmonic oscillator
12:50–14:20 – Lunch break

14:20–14:50 – Michał Horodecki, Contextuality offers security
14:50–15:20 – Dariusz Chruściński, Non-Markovian dynamics of quantum systems
15:20-15:50 – Coffee break

15:50–16:20 – Adam Miranowicz, Experimentally-friendly criteria of quantumness in multimode fields
16:20 -16:50 – Wojciech Roga, Upper bound for Holevo information

Saturday, April 24

10:00–10:30 – Marek Czachor, Can EPR experiments distinguish between alternative field quantization formalisms
10:30–11:00 – Jarosław Duda, From maximal entropy random walk to quantum mechanics
11:00–11:30 – Coffee break

11:30–12:15 – Robert Alicki, Are Josephson qubits „quantum macroscopic systems”?
13:00–14:10 – Lunch break

12:50–14:15 – Lunch break
14:15 – Meeting of KCIK Scientific Council

Special Session Dedicated to Professor Andrey Borisovich, 5.02.2010


NATO Advanced Research Workshop Quantum Cryptography and Computing, Gdansk, 9-12.09.2009

Symposium LFPPI, Sopot 23-25.04.2009