A colourful evening to learn more about quantum advances and the evolution of communication protocols
As part of its 35th anniversary celebration, INO is organizing a conference on the future of quantum communications and the revolution they herald in our daily lives.
The democratization of quantum computers, expected within a decade or two, will offer endless possibilities, but also bring data security challenges. In the hands of ill-intentioned people, their great ability to decrypt encryption systems could be problematic in this era of online banking transactions, global tensions, and the mass storage of personal information in the “cloud”.
Where and When?
February 27th, 2024 | 7:00 PM
2047, chemin Saint-Louis, Québec (Québec) G1T 1P3
It's FREE! All lectures will be in French.
François Bergeron has been a professor at UQAM since 1984. His work brings together combinatorics, representation theory, and algebraic geometry, with natural links to theoretical physics and theoretical computer science. In collaboration with Pierre Leroux and Gilbert Labelle, he contributed in particular, in the 1980s and ’90s, to the original development of the Theory of Species, introduced by André Joyal. He has been a visiting professor at several universities around the world, particularly in France (Paris, Nice, and Bordeaux), Chile, and the United States (San Diego). At UQAM, he was the director of the Combinatorics and Mathematical Computing Laboratory from 1994 to 2000, then from 2008 to 2014, as well as vice-dean of research at the Faculty of Sciences from 2000 to 2002.
Over the years, he has also organized several science popularization activities, such as the Maths en ville walk organized by Cœur des sciences or, more recently, the public conference entitled “Bach and the Mathematics of the Fugue,” organized by the Centre de recherches mathématiques.
A professor of computer science at the Université de Montréal since 1979, Gilles Brassard laid the foundations of quantum cryptography at a time when no one could have predicted that quantum technologies would become an industry now worth billions of dollars per year. He is also one of the inventors of quantum teleportation, considered internationally as a fundamental pillar of quantum computing. A fellow of the Royal Society of London and an international member of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States, an officer of the Order of Canada and the Ordre national du Québec, his many awards include the Wolf Prize in Physics, the Micius Quantum Prize, the BBVA Foundation Frontiers of Knowledge Award in Basic Sciences, and the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics. He has received honorary doctorates from ETH Zürich, the University of Ottawa, and the Università della Svizzera italiana de Lugano.