Quantum computing is at the top of the agenda for several countries. They acknowledge its strategic importance. They invest significant public funds in development of this technology. And while some show enthusiasm, others are more moderate and even very critical with respect to the promises of quantum computing.
It’s not easy easy to navigate for a non-expert in the field. Does quantum computing have a real advantage or is it rather a utopia? What are its applications? Is quantum computing a threat to cybersecurity? (hint: yes, standard asymmetric encryption methods used to protect communications can potentially become highly vulnerable). With a simplified point of view, this article sheds light on these questions.
The authors are all experts in their respective fields:
- Prof. Dr. Michael Barbeau, a professor of Computer Science at Carleton University, Canada
- Dr. Erwan Beurier, a recent graduate from IMT Atlantique, France – Doctor in Mathematics
- Prof. Dr.-Ing. Joaquin Garcia-Alfaro, Professor of Computer Science
- Dr. Randy Kuang, doctorate in quantum physics and Chief Science Officer at Quantropi Inc.
- Dr. Marc-Oliver Pahl, Professor at Carleton University and cybersecurity expert
- Prof. Dr. Dominique Pastor, PHD and professor at IMT Atlantique
They consider quantum computing as an advantage, utopia, or a security threat.
They look at promising applications.
They review the efforts made by participants engaged in the race for the quantum computer.
And they look at the future.
The full article, was originally published at the Digitale Welt and co-authored by Quantropi’s Co-Founder & Chief Scientist.