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Lattices in a Parallel and Quantum World

Project description

Protection against tomorrow’s quantum attacks

Quantum computers could one day become so powerful that they could break even the most sophisticated cryptography. This means that our internet communications and e-commerce will no longer be safe. Another future challenge is the threat posed by new environments such as Big Data, the Internet of Things and cryptocurrencies, where traditional cryptography is not enough. The EU-funded PARQ project is looking at lattices – whose study by mathematicians dates as far back as the early 1900s – for a solution. Specifically, the project will design lattice-based cryptography, widely considered to be resistant to quantum computers. The project will identify the best parallel and quantum algorithms for lattice problems, which are proving remarkably versatile as regards cryptography.

Call for proposal

ERC-2019-ADG
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Host institution

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
France
Activity type
Research Organisations
EU contribution
€ 2 350 040

Beneficiaries (2)

INSTITUT NATIONAL DE RECHERCHE EN INFORMATIQUE ET AUTOMATIQUE
France
EU contribution
€ 2 350 040
Address
Domaine De Voluceau Rocquencourt
78153 Le Chesnay Cedex
Activity type
Research Organisations
CENTRE NATIONAL DE LA RECHERCHE SCIENTIFIQUE CNRS
France
EU contribution
€ 123 750
Address
Rue Michel Ange 3
75794 Paris
Activity type
Research Organisations