Quantum Information Seminar – Prof. Vadim Makarov, Professor at Russian Quantum Center, Moscow; Can quantum physics break cryptography’s curse?

event date: 23 July 2019

The Centre for Quantum Optical Technologies

and Centre of New Technologies invite to a seminar by


Prof. Vadim Makarov

Russian Quantum Center, Moscow


Can quantum physics break cryptography’s curse?


Date: July, 23th (Tuesday), 2019 at 4:15 p.m.

Venue: Centre of New Technologies, Banacha 2C,
Lecture Hall 0142 (Ground floor)


Host: Prof. Konrad Banaszek




Abstract: The history of cryptography is a history of failures. Stronger ciphers replaced broken ones, to be in turn broken again. Quantum cryptography offers a hope to end this replacement cycle, for its security premises on the laws of physics and not on limitations of human ingenuity and computing power. I will tell about ongoing deployment of quantum cryptography networks using fiber-optic and satellite links, and efforts to certify their implementation as secure.

Prof. Vadim Makarov heads the Quantum hacking lab http://www.vad1.com/lab/ at the Russian Quantum Center, Moscow, where he tests commercial quantum cryptography systems for implementation loopholes.