Centre of New Technologies invites to a seminar by
Prof. Artur K. Ekert FRS
University of Oxford
National University of Singapore
Privacy for the paranoid ones – the ultimate limits of secrecy
21st of June 2018 at 11:45 a.m.
Venue: Centre of New Technologies, Banacha 2C,
Lecture Hall 0142 (Ground floor)
Host: Konrad Banaszek
Abstract: Among those who make a living from the science of secrecy, worry and paranoia are just signs of professionalism. Can we protect our secrets against those who wield superior technological powers? Can we trust those who provide us with tools for protection? Can we even trust ourselves, our own freedom of choice? Recent developments in quantum cryptography show that some of these questions can be addressed and discussed in precise and operational terms, suggesting that privacy is indeed possible under surprisingly weak assumptions.