Fri, January 26, 2007
Online security 'Nets quantum reap at U of C
UPDATED: 2007-01-26 01:43:24 MST
By TARINA WHITE, CALGARY SUN
Calgary scientists are pushing the boundaries of quantum information
technology to develop online security that will make Internet hacking a
concern of the past.
Internationally-renowned quantum physicist Dr.
Wolfgang Tittel has joined a team of University of Calgary researchers
working to develop secure quantum encryption technology that could
provide uncompromised online protection for everything from Internet
banking to medical records.
"Alberta is a great place for this kind of
research," said Tittel, recruited from the University of Geneva by the
U of C's Institute for Quantum Information Science.
"There are only a few groups in the world doing information security research as broad as the University of Calgary group."
Barry Sanders, director of the Institute for Quantum Information
Science, said he's thrilled the university has snagged the world expert
in the field of quantum cryptography.
"Wolfgang is the best of his generation on quantum information," said Sanders.