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Cryptography at Waterloo summer school

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Over 60 researchers gathered at IQC for the summer school. (IQC)

The Institute for Quantum Computing (IQC) hosted over 60 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows from around the world to learn about cryptography and quantum key distribution at the International Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) Summer School from July 29 to August 2, 2013.

The multi-disciplinary summer school attracted a wide range of researchers from academic and industry research groups for the opportunity to collaborate and discuss ideas together. Eight CryptoWorks21 graduate students and postdoctoral fellows attended the summer school.

The summer school covered topics ranging from classical cryptography to practical applications and implementations of quantum cryptography. Lectures were led by distinguished cryptographers including 6 CryptoWorks21 researchers: David Jao, Thomas Jennewein, Norbert Lütkenhaus, Vadim Makarov, Michele Mosca, and Douglas Stinson.

For more information, read the report from IQC.