The Centre for Quantum Information and Communication at the Université Libre de Bruxelles has been active in quantum information sciences for more than ten years, with research contributions ranging from fundamental questions such as quantum measurement, quantum entanglement, or quantum nonlocality, to more information-flavored issues such as quantum communication, quantum cryptography, or quantum algorithms. It currently holds two patents, and has published numerous scientific papers among which two in the journal Nature, two in Nature Photonics, and one in Nature Communications. The list of publications of the ULB QulC Lab is available here.
Prof. Nicolas J Cerf was appointed as a professor at ULB in 1998, in charge of teaching information theory and quantum mechanics, and then founded the Centre for Quantum Information and Communication (QuIC). He has also been a Senior Research Fellow at the California Institute of Technology, and an invited Professor at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology. He authors more than 130 papers in peer-reviewed journals, including letters in some of the most prestigious journals (Physical Review Letters, Nature, Nature Photonics, and IEEE Transactions on Information Theory) as well as review articles (Reviews of Modern Physics, Progress in Optics). He is the co‐editor of a book devoted to continuous–‐variable quantum information, and has initiated, in 2002, a series of conferences especially devoted to this topic, which runs on an annual basis since then. He was elected a member of the Royal Academies for Science and the Arts of Belgium.
Dr. Evgueni Karpov defended his PhD in physics and mathematics in 1994 at the Institute of Macromolecular Compounds of the Russian Academy of Sciences (the PhD equivalence is confirmed by ULB). He has been working in the field of Quantum Information and Communication since 2005, when he joined the Centre for Quantum Information and Communication as a postdoctoral researcher. He acquired a research expertise in the field of quantum communications and information security. He studied the security of quantum key distribution protocols and information capacity of quantum channels. He implemented a secret key distribution protocol based on the use of a true random number generator and hash functions with the aim to us it for authentication. His current research interests include now the security of zero-knowledge password authentication protocols against both quantum and classical attacks. He is co‐author of about 60 publications.