Cryptography in a quantum world

This research line looks into secure communication
techniques that allow only the sender and intended
recipient of a message to view its contents.

INTRO

This research line is double-edged. One edge, known as post-quantum cryptography, is the development of cryptography that is difficult to break for attackers armed with large quantum computers. The goals are to improve existing schemes for this, to develop new efficient quantum-safe protocols and to analyse attacks that can be run on large quantum computers. The other edge, known as quantum cryptography, is the design and investigation of protocols that solve cryptographic problems that involve quantum data and quantum communication.

“You need at least a million qubits to crack financial transactions. It will take at least ten years before we have that capacity. Hopefully security guards have already taken measures by then. And we have already achieved very different successes with quantum technology.”

FEATURED RESEARCHER

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/ Prof. Dr. Christian Schaffner

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01 : Assistant Professor in Quantum Information Science
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QUSOFT COLLABORATIONS

/ Actual quantum projects

QLA

QuSoft started an exchange program with Quantum Leap Africa (QLA), which is a newly founded research institute in Kigali, Rwanda, closely linked to AIMS, the African Institute for Mathematical Sciences. In this program QuSoft hosts Master students to work under the guidance of QuSoft researcher on their thesis.


ABN AMRO

Since October 2019, QuSoft and ABN AMRO have been working together on the DisQover project. Future quantum computers may be highly suitable tools for processing and monitoring financial transaction data. In this collaboration, both parties are exploring the potential of quantum computers in finance.

WIQD

WIQD (pronounced “wicked”) is a professional network for quantum technology enthusiasts from industry, academia and policy. Its mission is to bring together women in quantum in the Netherlands, and beyond, for support, networking, and community growth. WIQD is funded by QuSoft, QuTech, Quantum, University of Leiden, and Quantum Delta NL.

SENIOR RESEARCHERS

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