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September 27, 2017

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The Quantum Communications Hub team submitted a successful bid earlier in the year to undertake the delivery of the 7th International Conference on Quantum Cryptography (QCrypt). The event took place in September 18th – 22nd at the University of Cambridge, with Hub team members from the Universities of York and Cambridge comprising the organising committee. QCrypt is the main forum of the quantum cryptography research community worldwide and this year’s meeting was attended by over 330 delegates. Parallel sessions focused on every aspect of quantum cryptography, from theoretical developments to experimental manifestations: quantum teleportation across metropolitan fibre networking; experimental quantum money; post-quantum cryptography; core and access QKD networks; network coding; quantum authentication and encryption with key recycling; device-independent randomness amplification and privatization; and many more. Particular highlights were the presentations of the team from the University of Science and Technology of China on satellite quantum communications and the Micius mission. Video recordings of all talks (including many from the Quantum Communications Hub team!) will be made available soon through the QCrypt 2017 website.

Next year’s QCrypt will take place in August 27-31, in Shanghai, hosted by the University of Science and Technology of China (USTC).