2016 Winter School on Quantum Security

Organizers: Marc Fischlin, Tommaso Gagliardoni (CROSSING/TU Darmstadt), in cooperation with IACR

Darmstadt | January 25-29, 2016


The first CROSSING Winter School on Quantum Security took place in Darmstadt, Germany, from January 25th to January 29th, 2016. The school was aimed mainly at young students and security researchers with interest in quantum cryptography, quantum computing, and quantum complexity theory.

As quantum computing slowly but steadily makes its way from the realm of science fiction to the realm of feasibility, modern cryptographic technologies face the danger of becoming obsolete, exposing critical infrastructures to unforeseen consequences. Good practice in security requires worst-case scenarios to be considered well before they manifest in order to prevent them. For this reason, in the last few years we have witnessed a growing interest in quantum security from academia, private companies, and governmental agencies. There is unfortunately often a missing link between understanding the quantum theory and designing quantum-proof security solutions. The aim of this winter school has been to give an opportunity to fill this gap for many researchers worldwide.

The school focused on the connection between quantum information theory and cryptography, with the participation of renowned international speakers. Addressed topics included: quantum computing and quantum algorithms, quantum information and code theory, quantum complexity theory and query complexity, provable security and reductions for post-quantum cryptography, quantum key distribution, and other quantum cryptographic protocols.

The 1st CROSSING Winter School on Quantum Security has been a great success, many thanks to all the participants!


To see all talks and speakers, please go to the agenda of the 2016 Winter School.

Recordings of the Talks from the Winter School 2016

Impressions from the Winter School 2016