Nerd Nite Psi Feb 16 – SOLD OUT

Nerd Nite Psi happens on Thursday, Feb 16!

When: Thursday, Feb. 16th, 2017 (Doors open at 6:30pm)
Where: Wild Rose Brewery
Tickets: $10 online + fees  SOLD OUT
This is an 18+ event.


Quantum Teleportation – What it is, What it’s not, and What it’s good for!
Raju Valivarthi – PhD student, Grimau Puigibert – PhD student, Qiang Zhou – Post Doc, and Daniel Oblak – Research Coordinator, Quantum Communication and Cryptography lab, University of Calgary

The economic, political, and social well-being of all developed countries depends crucially on secure electronic communication infrastructure, e.g. for e-banking, e-health, e-commerce, and e-government. However, current public key cryptosystems, created to protect sensitive information in transit, rely on unproven assumptions about computational complexity, are susceptible to algorithmic advances and better classical computer technology, and will become obsolete with the advent of the quantum computer. Hence, the secrecy of messages encoded and sent in the past or present, even if ensured today, is vulnerable to future improvements in code breaking, which may lead to decoding of recorded messages with insufficient protection before they lose importance. The Quantum Cryptography and Communication Laboratory (QC2Lab) focuses on the development and implementation of quantum key distribution systems, which promise the ultimate solution to these problems: security guaranteed by fundamental quantum laws that cannot be compromised by new technology. More specifically, we work on improving the fundamental understanding of key concepts that underpin extended quantum-secured communication networks, create the requisite quantum technology, assemble this technology into QKD systems and quantum repeaters, and work with various partners in Alberta and elsewhere to translate our research into the real-world. Highlights over the past few years have been the development of a solid-state quantum memory for entangled photons, and the first real-world implementation of a revolutionary new quantum key distribution protocol with enhanced robustness against side-channel attacks and particular suitability for network implementations.

I can’t believe I still have to protest this crap
Roberta Lexier, PhD, Mount Royal University

I am an activist. And I study social movements. But for years I have been feeling powerless, overwhelmed, cynical, and paralyzed. Everything happening was too big. I couldn’t change the world. Yet, in these dark times, I have again found my strength, my courage, and my power. I found comfort in the knowledge that the people united will never be defeated. And I found that fighting feels better than resigning to the apocalypse! The world seems overwhelming, but together we can explore ways that individuals can participate in social movements and how we might, together, change the world.

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