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Joseph Fitzsimons

Secure Computation in a Quantum World

Year Honored

Asia Pacific

"One of the great insights in physics in the late twentieth century was that information and computation were inextricably linked to it. Quantum mechanics, in particular, offers a more powerful model of computation than is possible with conventional hardware. In recent years, technological barriers have begun to fall away, opening up a path to large-scale quantum computing. Quantum technologies offer the promise of not only more efficient computation, but also stronger cryptography. This talk will introduce recently discovered quantum cryptographic protocols for maintaining privacy and ensuring integrity of computation performed on untrusted hardware."