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AS WE ENTER THE NEW QUANTUM ERA
DR. MICHELE MOSCA, QUANTUM INFORMATION SCIENTIST

WEDNESDAY OCT. 5, 2016 AT 7:00 PM EST
PERIMETER INSTITUTE - 31 CAROLINE ST. N., WATERLOO

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Quantum theory rewrote the rulebook for physics over a century ago. We have since moved from being curious spectators of the quantum realm to active participants, intricately choreographing quantum effects to achieve specific objectives. We harness quantum effects for precise measurement, more powerful computation, more secure communication, and many more applications yet to be discovered.

The quantum rulebook offers a double-edged sword for cybersecurity: quantum computers will be powerful enough to break some of the security currently protecting cyberspace, while the advent of new cybersecurity tools, such as quantum cryptography, will be secure in an era of quantum computers. What's needed is a large, coordinated effort to ensure our digital information will remain secure in the quantum age.     
 
Through ongoing advances in quantum information research, we are entering a new era of science and technology. The challenges are profound, while the possibilities seem limitless.
 
In his Oct. 5 public lecture at Perimeter Institute, Michele Mosca (Institute for Quantum Computing, Perimeter Institute) will explore quantum technologies – those that already exist, and those yet to come – and how they will affect our lives. 
 
 

About Michele Mosca

Dr. Mosca is an award-winning researcher whose cutting-edge work on quantum computing has been published widely in top journals and textbooks. He is globally recognized for his drive to help academia, industry and government prepare our cyber systems to be safe in an era with quantum computers. He is a co-founder of the Institute for Quantum Computing, and a founding member of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics. He co-founded evolutionQ Inc. to help organizations evolve their quantum-vulnerable systems and practices to quantum-safe ones. 
 
His research interests include quantum computation and cryptographic tools that will be safe against quantum technologies.
   

GENERAL INFORMATION:

Attendance to the lecture is free, but advance tickets are required. Due to the overwhelming response to past lectures, tickets will be honoured until 6:45 pm only. If you have not arrived by 6:45 pm your reservation may be filled by guests in our waiting line, and you may be asked to join the end of the waiting line.

WAITING LINE EXPERIENCE:

There will be a waiting line for last minute cancelled (or ‘no show’) seats on the night of the lecture. Doors open at 5:30 pm. Come to Perimeter and pick-up a waiting line chit at the Waiting Line sign and then participate in pre-lecture activities - no need to wait in line. An announcement will be made in the Bistro at 6:45pm if theatre seats are available. Note: you must arrive in person to be part of the waiting line and be in the Bistro when the waiting line announcement is made.

NO DISAPPOINTMENTS:

Everyone who comes to Perimeter will be able to participate in the lecture. The public lecture will be shown simultaneously on closed circuit television in the licensed comfort of the Black Hole Bistro for any members of the waiting line who are not able to get a theatre seat.

LIVE WEBCAST ONLINE:

Enjoy the live webcast of Perimeter Institute Public Lectures from the comfort of your own home. Join us at 7pm ET night of the lecture and be part of the ONLINE virtual audience.

For most lectures the on-demand playback will be online within 24 hours after the live event. Check our YouTube page for the playbacks.