Saturday Physics Series Lecture, "The Physics of Keeping Secrets: A Look Inside the World of Quantum Encryption"
For decades, quantum physics has been talked about as the next big source of technological innovation. Some of the most headline-grabbing applications, such as quantum computers, are still in a state of promising infancy. But there are many other quantum technologies which are much closer to real-world deployment. In this talk, we will explore in particular how quantum physics offers radically new ways to encrypt, store, and share secret information, even as quantum computers themselves threaten to undermine our current secret-keeping capabilities.
Presented by: Professor Colin West
The Department of Physics proudly presents the Saturday Physics Series, lectures geared toward high school students and adults to highlight the exciting research and practical potential of physics.
All lectures are free and open to the public and located in Duane Physical Laboratories, room G1B30. Cookies and lemonade will be available after the lecture and talkback.
Saturday, September 22, 2018 at 2:30pm to 3:30pm
Duane Physics and Astrophysics, G1B30
2000 Colorado Avenue, Boulder, CO 80309