Quantum Perspectives: Communication

Tuesday, June 21, 2022 12:00 pm - 12:00 pm EDT (GMT -04:00)

Communication networks are an essential part of our world today, used in transactions from banking to education, global business exchanges to defence. What happens when our private information is no longer private? Powerful quantum computers will have the ability to crack the encryption of public keys that we currently use to secure our data, putting our privacy at risk.

Through the study of quantum communication, researchers are developing quantum-safe cryptography protocols along with ultra-secure communication channels and global quantum networks. In this panel discussion, we’ll hear from three researchers who are at the forefront of discovery and application of quantum communication research:

  • Katanya Kuntz, Research Associate, IQC and QEYSSat Science Team Coordinator
  • Sara Zafar Jafarzadeh, Research Fellow, IQC and Cryptographer, Synopsys Inc.
  • Dave Touchette, Professor, Institut Quantique, Université de Sherbrooke

Quantum Perspectives: A Panel Series celebrates 20 years of quantum at IQC. Over the past two decades, IQC’s leading quantum research has powered the development of transformative technologies, from ideas to commercialization, through research in theory, experiment and quantum applications. This year, we’re celebrating IQC’s 20th anniversary with a panel series exploring all perspectives of quantum, including sensing, materials, communication, simulation and computing.

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