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2013 QCrypt Conference at IQC August 5-9

Tuesday, August 6, 2013

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Discussing progress in quantum cryptography research

This week researchers and students from around the globe gather at the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) for QCrypt to review the progress made in the field of quantum cryptography research in the past year.

Research in the field has shown significant progress over the past decade in both theoretical understanding and experimental approaches in quantum cryptography. Unbreakable key exchange and other tools being developed will add to tomorrow's cyber security arsenal. "We need to transition the current cryptographic toolbox to one that will protect against emerging quantum technologies, one that is quantum-safe," said Professor Michele Mosca, deputy director, at the Institute for Quantum Computing. "Quantum cryptography will be a critical part of protecting against the cyber attacks of the future."

The third annual QCrypt conference includes invited talks, tutorials, industry sessions and an exhibit where research groups and several companies showcase their products and experimental prototypes. The exhibit includes projects from the labs of Associate Professor Thomas Jennewein and Research Assistant Professor Vadim Makarov from IQC as well as ID Quantique from Switzerland and Anhui Asky Quantum Technology from China.

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