Be part of our quantum photonics community meeting in Paderborn!

8-10 October 2024
Congress centre of the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum (HNF),  33102 Paderborn


About Quantum Photon­ics Spot­light 2024 [QPS2024]

Quantum Photonics Spotlight 2024 unites international experts from various fields of quantum photonics ranging from fundamental quantum theory to photonic quantum applications. With exchange on modelling, system design and technology as well as on quantum information and simulation, Quantum Photonics Spotlight 2024 features highlights along the entire development chain of photonic quantum technologies.  


Scientific Committee

Dr. Benjamin Brecht Group Leader "Quantum Networks"
Dr. Benjamin Hinrichs Junior Research Group Leader "Mathematical Physics of Complex Quantum Systems"
Dr. Zahra Raissi Junior Research Group Leader "Quantum Information"
Prof. Dr.-Ing. J. Christoph Scheytt Section Owner „System and Circuit Technology“, Heinz Nixdorf Institut
Deputy Spokesperson of the Institute for Photonic Quantum Systems
Prof. Dr. Christine Silberhorn Group Leader „Integrated Quantum Optics“
Spokesperson of the Institute for Photonic Quantum Systems
Prof. Dr. Jan Sperling Group Leader „Theoretical Quantum Science“


Organizing Institution

The Institute for Photonic Quantum Systems (PhoQS) combines expertise and competencies in photonics and quantum research at Paderborn University – an important location for pioneering photonic quantum research. Thanks to proven experts in the fields of physics, mathematics, computer science, and electrical engineering, the required expertise to conduct fundamental research and put it into application are available.

Con­firmed Speak­ers as of 29 April


  • Barbara Kraus | Technical University of Munich, Germany
  • Maciej Lewenstein | The Institute of Photonic Sciences, Spain
  • Michal Lipson | Columbia University, USA
  • Marko Loncar | Harvard University, USA


  • Elisabeth Agudelo | TU Wien, Austria
  • Ulrik Andersen | DTU, Denmark
  • Konrad Banaszek | University of Warsaw, Poland
  • Marco Barbieri | Roma Tre, Italy
  • Stefanie Barz | University of Stuttgart, Germany
  • Almut Beige | University of Leeds, England
  • Oliver Benson | HU Berlin, Germany
  • Ángela Capel | University of Cambridge, England
  • Animesh Datta | University of Warwick, England
  • Stephan de Bièvre | Université de Lille, France
  • Eleni Diamanti | Sorbonne Université, France
  • Alex Gaeta | Columbia University, USA
  • David Gross | University of Cologne, Germany
  • Otfried Gühne | University of Siegen, Germany
  • Sven Höfling | University of Würzburg, Germany
  • Zdenek Hradil | Palacký University, Czech Republic
  • Igor Jex | Czech Technical University, Czech Republic
  • Pieter Kok | University of Sheffield, England
  • Davide Lonigro | FAU Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany
  • Uwe Morgner | Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
  • Valentina Parigi | Sorbonne Université, France
  • Avi Pe'er | Bar-Ilan University, Israel
  • Robert Raussendorf | Leibniz Universität Hannover, Germany
  • Stephan Reitzenstein | TU Berlin, Germany
  • Lukasz Rudnicki | University of Gdansk, Poland
  • Luis Sanchez-Soto | University of Madrid, Spain
  • Frank Schlawin | University of Hamburg, Germany
  • Rob Thew | University of Geneva, Switzerland
  • Philip Walther | University of Vienna, Austria
  • Andrew White | University of Queensland, Australia
  • Ramona Wolf | University of Siegen, Germany
  • Roberta Zambrini | University of the Balearic Islands, Spain

Travel & Ac­com­mod­a­tion

Travel in Paderborn

The conference will be held in the Congress centre of the Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum (HNF). The address is Fürstenallee 7, 33102 Paderborn.

By Public Transport
The bus line 9 connects the central station (bus stop "Hauptbahnhof") and the venue (Heinz Nixdorf MuseumsForum, bus stop "MuseumsForum"). It departs regularly and takes less than 10 minutes. Please note that Google Maps doesn't show correct information for public transport connections in Paderborn. We recommend to use information provided by the PaderSprinter or Deutsche Bahn.

By Car
The venue can also be easily reached by car. Conference participants can use the car park of the neighbouring Heinz Nixdorf Institute (Fürstenallee 11, 33102 Paderborn) free of charge.

Travel to Paderborn

By Plane
Paderborn has a local airport, Paderborn/Lippstadt Airport (PAD). The bus line S60 connects the airport and the central station (Paderborn Hauptbahnhof) about every 60 minutes from around 6am until 10pm; see this link for all airport connections. Other close airports with frequently operating train services to Paderborn are Duesseldorf Airport (DUS) and Hannover Airport (HAJ). From Germany's largest airport, Frankfurt Airport (FRA), you can reach Paderborn within less than 4 hours by train.

By Train
The central station Paderborn Hauptbahnhof is located in the city centre of Paderborn. From Düsseldorf or Hannover, Paderborn can be reached within about 2 hours. Please visit Deutsche Bahn for connections and tickets.


We have booked room contingents in the following hotels:


Please find our conference brochure here: