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Continuous-Variable Quantum Cryptography: Current Status and Future Directions

Speaker: Christian Weedbrook University of Toronto
Time: 2013-11-08 14:00-2013-11-08 15:00
Venue: FIT 1-222


Quantum cryptography allows two people to communicate in absolute secrecy using unbreakable codes. In this talk I introduce the basics of the continuous-variable version of quantum cryptography and detail recent works and advances along with future opportunities in this exciting field of research.

Short Bio:

Christian graduated with a Bachelor of Science majoring in Maths and Physics from the University of Queensland (UQ), Australia in 2003. The following year he earned his honours degree in Physics from the Australian National University (ANU) in Canberra, Australia. Christian began his Ph.D. in Quantum Information Theory under the guidance of Tim Ralph (UQ) and Ping Koy Lam (ANU) in 2005 and completed his Ph.D. degree in 2009 with the thesis: “Quantum Information and Quantum Computation using Continuous Variables”.
After graduating he worked as a Postdoctoral Research Fellow in the Centre for Quantum Computer Technology, Department of Physics, University of Queensland and as a Postdoctoral Fellow at the Massachusetts Institute Technology (MIT), Cambridge, MA. Currently, he is a Postdoctoral Fellow at the University of Toronto as well as a lecturer for a graduate course on quantum information.