Parisian Master of Research in Computer Science
Master Parisien de Recherche en Informatique (MPRI)

Quantum Cryptography (24h, 3ECTS)

Lecturers

Anthony Leverrier, Elham Kashefi

Lectures take place Thursdays 12:45. The lectures will be online at this link.

Tentative plan:

Quantum information (lecture notes are available here)

  • 10 Dec 2020, AL: advanced mathematical formalism: density matrix, partial trace, purification
  • 17 Dec 2020, AL: quantum error correction (1/2)
  • 7 Jan 2021, AL: quantum error correction (2/2)
  • 14 Jan 2021, AL: quantum key distribution

Cryptographic primitives and advanced quantum cryptography

Organization

Schedule: Tuesday 12h45 starting Dec. 3

Location: Sophie Germain building, room 1014.

Evaluation: Final exam.

Prerequisites

2.34.1 Quantum computing or another course on quantum computing.

Presentation and objectives

Quantum algorithms have made tremendous progress in the past few decades, and classical cryptographic protocols have become more vulnerable to attacks carried out using quantum means. Even though a general purpose quantum computer is not yet at hand, it has become crucial to ensure privacy in a scenario where even special-purpose devices become available.

This course will cover basics of quantum cryptography, quantum information and quantum error correcting codes.

Internships

Internships in the area of Quantum Error Correction and Quantum Computing are available. Please contact the lecturers.

 
Universités partenaires Université Paris-Diderot
Université Paris-Saclay
ENS Cachan École polytechnique Télécom ParisTech
ENS
Établissements associés Université Pierre-et-Marie-Curie CNRS INRIA CEA