Theory Group Meeting

Tuesday May 22, 2018 4:00 PM

Quantum lightning and applications

Speaker: Andrea Coladangelo, Caltech
Location: Annenberg 322

ABSTRACT:  I will describe an exciting new quantum cryptographic primitive called quantum lightning, proposed by Mark Zhandry. It is related to public key quantum money, and is a strengthening of it. I will start by giving the basic quantum facts required. Then I will define quantum lightning and prove that either a certain kind of hash function exists or quantum lightning exists. I will talk about applications and if time permits I will sketch a candidate construction.

Contact: Bonnie Leung bjleung@caltech.edu