Hidden messages, and how we uncover them. A quick look at cryptography, cryptanalysis and decipherment. The 2014 film, The Imitation Game, centers on Alan Turing and the cracking of the Enigma Machine. There’s a whole history of “figuring out” behind Turing’s discovery. Three secretive subjects come to mind. Cryptography findsContinue Reading

This is a basic introduction into quantum key distribution technology, accessible to undergraduate students and above. The lecture explains society’s need for this technology, how quantum cryptography works, shows today’s commercial and research hardware, and touches on the question of hacking attacks against it. Download presentation slides: PowerPoint (63 MiB,Continue Reading

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The Quantum Cryptography School for Young Students (QCSYS) is a unique, eight-day enrichment program for students hosted by the Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) at the University of Waterloo. Find out more about IQC! Website – https://uwaterloo.ca/institute-for-quantum-computing/ Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/QuantumIQC Twitter – https://twitter.com/QuantumIQC source