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.