Quantum Software: QSC 4th Quantum Training on post-quantum cryptography - registration open



10:00 - 18:00 hrs


Amsterdam: Euler Room at CWI (Amsterdam Science Park Congress Centre)


The Quantum Software Consortium (QSC) will organise the fourth Quantum Training Days on quantum-safe cryptography. The fourth QSC Quantum Training had to be rescheduled to June 29 and 30th from 10.00-18.00, at CWI, Amsterdam Science Park. Lisa Kohl (CWI, Amsterdam) and Peter Bruin (MI, Univ Leiden) will be the key lecturers.

In this mini course, you will learn about quantum-safe cryptography. On both days there will be lectures and exercises, where you can work together with quantum students across disciplines from Amsterdam, Delft and Leiden.

Topics that will be covered are:

  • What is cryptography? Cryptographic models and assumptions
  • What will quantum computers break?
  • Modular arithmetic, Shor's algorithm
  • Quantum-safe cryptographic
  • Quantum-safe encryption schemes
  • Explanation of some NIST candidate schemes

Who? The Quantum Training is primarily aimed at PhD-students and Postdocs. Second-year master students are also welcome to attend.

The QSC Quantum Training Days are free for quantum students, but registration is required and spaces are limited. Please register before May 31th.

More information (like program and registration) is available on the QSC website

Quantum Software Consortium (QSC) is a Gravitation Project of QuSoft (University of Amsterdam, Centrum Wiskunde & Informatica), Leiden University and QuTech (Delft University of Technology, Netherlands Organization for Applied Scientific Research). Developing new quantum software, by exploiting the counterintuitive effects of quantum mechanics, requires a unison of ideas from computer science, mathematics, and quantum physics. Large-scale efforts in the Netherlands and around the world are in progress to develop quantum technologies, as a full-blown quantum computer and large-scale quantum internet will have unprecedented computational and communication abilities. In order to achieve this move forward, forces must be combined. Therefore QSC is building a new research community in the Netherlands in Quantum Information Science.