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Join us for our first quantum computing meetup in 2020 featuring Dr. Mark Jackson, from Cambridge Quantum Computing (CQC)! Mark will be discussing the topic of quantum encryption. Here is an abstract of his presentation:
All forms of encryption require a seed key. It is essential that these be unknown by an adversary and not predictable, yet until now there has been no means of efficiently producing such certifiably random keys. I will explain how one may use quantum entanglement and superposition to produce these certifiably random keys, and they can be used for encryption algorithms and quantum communication. I welcome any questions on the underlying science, differences between other forms of (pseudo)random key generation, and other applications including Quantum Key Distribution (QKD).
About the speaker:
Dr. Mark Jackson is the Scientific Lead at Cambridge Quantum Computing. He received his Ph.D. in Theoretical Physics from Columbia University. He then spent 10 years researching superstring theory and cosmology, co-authoring almost 40 technical articles. To promote the public understanding of science, he founded the science crowdfunding platform Fiat Physica and non-profit Science Partnership Fund. He is Adjunct Faculty at Singularity University and a Director of the BoldlyGo Institute and Astronomers Without Borders.