Hugo Zbinden


  Hugo Zbinden

Hugo Zbinden was born in 1961 and studied physics at the University of Bern. In 1991 he obtained his PhD for his work on rare-earth solid-state lasers. Then, he developed high-power diode-pumped Nd:YAG lasers for industrial applications.

In 1993 he joined the group of applied physics of the University of Geneva, and since then has been leading the group's experimental activities. His research has spanned various areas from optical sensors, single photon detectors, quantum communication and the foundations of quantum mechanics. He was appointed MER (Maître d'Enseignement et de Recherche) in 2003 and Associate Professor in 2012.

In 2001 he co-founded id Quantique, a spin-off committing to commercialise quantum cryptography and other quantum technologies.

Hugo Zbinden has published more than 100 refereed papers. He has refereed a couple of European and national project. He is associate editor of the Journal of Quantum Information and Communication. Since 2005 he has been member of the parliament of the Canton Geneva.

For more info



Related Files

Download PDF of general presentation.

Learn more about
Application systems.

Learn more about
Enabling technologies.
© 2007-2008