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

Quantum Cryptography (24h, 3ECTS)

Lecturers

Anthony Leverrier, Elham Kashefi

Tentative plan:

Quantum information (lecture notes are available here)

  • Dec 3, AL: advanced mathematical formalism: density matrix, partial trace, purification
  • Dec 10, AL: quantum error correction (1/2)
  • Dec 17, AL: quantum error correction (2/2)
  • Jan 7, AL: quantum key distribution

Cryptographic primitives and advanced quantum cryptography

  • Jan 14 EK
  • Jan 21 EK
  • Jan 28 EK
  • Feb 11 EK

Organization

Schedule: Tuesday 12h45 starting Dec. 4

Location: Sophie Germain building, room 1003.

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 Computing are available. Please consult the PCQC web site.

 
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