Quantum Key Distribution – The Future of Cryptography

Time: 16:30 -18:00
Room: CCB Focke-Wulf-Saal
Format: Panel Discussion


Tom Vergoossen

Research Assistant, Centre for Quantum Technologies

Quantum Key Distribution – The Future of Cryptography

Cyber-security is set to be challenged by the advent of quantum computing requiring encryption methods with forward security to be implemented now rather than later. Satellite Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) is a method of delivering provably secure encryption keys globally. Information is encoded in the quantum properties of light such that any eavesdropping can be detected. During a panel discussion key stakeholders in the field will share their visions for the future of cyber-security.


Alexander Ling

Associate Professor / Principal Investigator Space-Grade Quantum Optics, Centre for Quantum Technologies

Liao Shengkai

Senior Designer Micius Satellite System, University of Science and Technology of China

Harald Weinfurter

Professor of Experimental Quantum Physics, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München

Morio Toyoshima

Director Space Communications Laboratory, National Institute of Information and Communications Technology (NICT)

David Mitlyng

Chief Operating Officer, S15 Space Systems, Quantum-safe Communications

Paolo Bianco

Manager Global R&T, Airbus Defence and Space


Optical System Engineer, European Space Agency (ESA)

Heike Poignand

Market Development Quartz QKD Program, SES Networks

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