Quantum Magic in Secret Communication

Speaker: Gilles Brassard

Date: Tue, Apr 6, 2010

Location: University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Subject: Mathematics, Quantum Algebra and Geometry

Class: Scientific

CRG: Mathematics of Quantum Information (2010-2013)


In this talk, we shall tell the tale of the origin of Quantum Cryptography from the birth of the first idea by Wiesner in 1970 to the invention of Quantum Key Distribution in 1983, to the first prototypes and ensuing commercial ventures, to exciting prospects for the future. No prior knowledge in quantum mechanics or cryptography will be expected.