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SUMMARY:AUC Logic Lectures Series, Christian Schaf
fner
ATTENDEE;ROLE=Speaker:Christian Schaffner (ILLC)
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LOCATION:AUC Common Room, Science Park 113, Amster
dam
DESCRIPTION:Recent progress in building quantum co
mputers leads to new opportunities for cryptograph
y, but also endangers existing cryptographic schem
es. A large-scale quantum computer will be able to
factor large integer numbers, thereby breaking th
e security of currently used public-key cryptograp
hy. The research area of “post-quantum cryptograph
y” investigates the possibilities for replacing cu
rrently used classical (i.e. non quantum) systems
with quantum-proof variants. On the other hand, qu
antum mechanics offers a way to communicate with i
nformation-theoretic security (which is provably i
mpossible in the classical world). The Quantum Key
Distribution (QKD) protocol invented in 1984 by B
ennett and Brassard allows two players, Alice and
Bob, to securely communicate over an insecure line
which is eavesdropped on by Eve. In this talk, I
will cover various aspects of the fascinating fiel
d of quantum cryptographic research as well as som
e related political and logical questions.
X-ALT-DESC;FMTTYPE=text/html:\n Recent progres
s in building quantum computers leads to new oppor
tunities for cryptography, but also endangers exis
ting cryptographic schemes. A large-scale quantum
computer will be able to factor large integer numb
ers, thereby breaking the security of currently us
ed public-key cryptography. The research area of “
post-quantum cryptography” investigates the possib
ilities for replacing currently used classical (i.
e. non quantum) systems with quantum-proof variant
s. On the other hand, quantum mechanics offers a w
ay to communicate with information-theoretic secur
ity (which is provably impossible in the classical
world). The Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) protoc
ol invented in 1984 by Bennett and Brassard allows
two players, Alice and Bob, to securely communica
te over an insecure line which is eavesdropped on
by Eve. In this talk, I will cover various aspects
of the fascinating field of quantum cryptographic
research as well as some related political and lo
gical questions.

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URL:http://www.auc.nl/shared-content/events/lectur
es/wit-2017-2018/03/auc-logic-lectures-christian-s
chaffner.html
CONTACT:Dora Achourioti at t.achourioti at uva.nl
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