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Student Award at Quantum Symposium

PicoQuant GmbH awards a "Student Award" price at the International Symposium on “Single Photon based Quantum Technologies”. Undergraduate and graduate students are encouraged to participate in this best presentation competition which offers a cash award worth 750 Euro. The award is aiming to encourage young scientists to present their work in a broader audience.

2020 Award

Undergraduates and graduate students can now submit their abstract for the “Student Award” to be awarded at the 3rd International Symposium on “Single Photon based Quantum Technologies”. The competition for the best presentation offers a cash award worth 750 Euro.

Application deadline is May 31, 2020.

Registration now at the symposium website.


2019 Award  

Student award Quantum Symposium 2019Among all the excellent contributions, Mariella Minder (Cambridge University Engineering Department, United Kingdom) won the 750 Euro prize with her outstanding presentation on “Experimental quantum key distribution beyond the repeaterless rateloss limit”. Congratulations!




2018 Award

Student awardMany excellent contributions made it very difficult for the jury to nominate a single winner. Therefore the student award of 750 Euro was split between Naomi Holland (University of Oxford, United Kingdom) who presented her work on "Optical Tweezers for Neutral Atoms: The Key to a Reliable Atom-Photon Quantum Interface" and Ekkehart Schmidt (Karlsruhe Institute for Technology, Germany) who talked on "Superconducting nanowire single-photon detectors on GaAs with suppressed parasitic counts". Congratulations!


The submission of the abstracts for the Quantum Symposium 2018 is closed.