Prof. Francesco Petruccione

FPetruccioneRecent findings in quantum cryptography

Prof. Francesco Petruccione
Petruccione was born in 1961 in Genoa, Italy. He studied physics at the University of Freiburg in Freiburg im Breisgau, Germany and received his PhD in 1988. In 2004, he was appointed Professor of Theoretical Physics at the University of KwaZulu-Natal (UKZN) and since 2007, he has been the South African Research Chair for Quantum Information Processing and Communication. Petruccione is the Chairman of the Board of QZN Technology, a spin-off company of UKZN. He is also the Deputy- Director of the National Institute for Theoretical Physics.

About the talk: Cryptographic security products are being developed to address the needs for the information intensive society we have become. The development of cryptographic schemes, improvement of existing ones, and the proof of security continues to rapidly grow, as does the hunger to break the existing information security measures. A secure cryptographic product is expected to hold against all attacks. Quantum cryptography is one such cryptographic product that currently meets this expectation. This presentation is a review of quantum cryptography that will paint the current status and trends. The talk will also cover future quantum cryptography research focus and integration into the application domains.

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