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Information Processing in Future Quantum Networks

Project description

Classical and quantum routines join forces in secure quantum networks

Quantum computing and quantum communication protocols offer the promise of tremendous enhancements in both computational capabilities and secure transmission of data and information. In this age of growing interconnectedness and threats related to cybersecurity, laying the groundwork for secure and reliable quantum communication protocols is an increasingly pressing challenge. The EU-funded IPQNet project will investigate protocols to realistically enable processing of information on a quantum network. The focus will be on the potential of combining classical and quantum routines as parts of larger protocols for modular and secure multiparty computation.

Objective

We are now at a crucial point in building a next generation of quantum networks that will completely change the way we communicate. The discovery of quantum physics has been revolutionary in the way scientists understand the fundamental laws of nature, but we are now approaching an era where this will have an impact on society as a whole. We are already living in an interconnected world and are continuously dealing with issues of security and protection of our private data. Quantum technologies will therefore become more and more relevant due to their potential for improved security and faster computation, especially since the experimental state-of-affairs has reached the point of real communication scenarios. This research project will examine how to process information on a quantum network, from theory to experiment. This will be achieved by exploring composability and modular synthesis of quantum and classical routines as parts of larger protocols for secure multiparty computation. To succeed in this modular view, we need to (i) examine and verify the quantum resources (modules) and (ii) address the routing of information and construction of resources (connecting modules). Only after going through these steps can we return to the end-term goal of the project, which is to give novel protocols that can securely, and realistically be implemented in the near future. To this end, I will work closely with experimental groups and the industry, in order to implement the theoretical protocols and achieve a global perspective on how to process information in future quantum networks.

Coordinator

FREIE UNIVERSITAET BERLIN
Net EU contribution
€ 162 806,40
Address
KAISERSWERTHER STRASSE 16-18
14195 Berlin
Germany

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Region
Berlin Berlin Berlin
Activity type
Higher or Secondary Education Establishments
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Total cost
€ 162 806,40