May 12, 2023
Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)
Europe/Berlin timezone

Munich Quantum Valley (MQV),  University of the Bundeswehr Munich (UniBW) and Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München (LMU) jointly host this symposium:

“Quantum Computing Meets Cyber Security”

Quantum computers promise the potential to solve problems that are beyond the capabilities of current classical computers and there is a worldwide race towards providing ever better quantum machines and algorithms. This potential entails threatening the security of communication systems and more generally, information processing. Thus, one needs to consider potential cyber-attacks with devices using quantum technologies.

MQV, UniBW, and LMU will bring together researchers and cyber security representatives to discuss cyber risks and cyber defense in the age of quantum computers and explore the questions of how we can protect ourselves from the threat of quantum-based data breaches or cyber-attacks.

The symposium will consist of a series of talks and discussions by the following speakers:

  • Ulrik-Lund Anderson | Technical University of Denmark
  • Christoph Becher | Universität des Saarlandes
  • Arthur Ekert | University of Oxford
  • Nicolas Gisin | Université de Genève
  • Wolfgang Hommel | University of the Bundeswehr
  • Manfred Lochter | Bundesamt für Sicherheit in der Informationstechnik (BSI)
  • Daniel Loebenberger | Fraunhofer AISEC
  • Florian Mintert | Imperial College London
  • Michael Osborne | IBM Research Zurich
  • Christian Schaffner | University of Amsterdam
  • Andrew Shields | Toshiba Europe
  • Umesh V. Vazirani | University of California at Berkeley
  • Frank Wilhelm-Mauch | Forschungszentrum Jülich


The symposium will be organized as an on-site meeting that supports lively interaction among participants in person.


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Organizing committee

  • Rainer Blatt | Munich Quantum Valley
  • Sabine Tornow | University of the Bundeswehr Munich
  • Harald Weinfurter | Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München


Institute for Advanced Study (IAS)
Lecture Hall
Lichtenbergstraße 2a, 85748 Garching bei München
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