Raymond Newell of Los Alamos National Laboratory’s Applied Modern Physics group discusses quantum encryption during a Science on Tap presentation at 5:30 p.m., Thursday at UnQuarked Wine Room, 145 Central Park Square in downtown Los Alamos. There is ample parking at Central Park Square.
“Quantum cryptography is very different from current encryption systems because it takes advantage of the fundamentally unpredictable behavior of individual subatomic particles of light [photons],” Newell said. “Just trying to snatch such data results in changes in the data that reveals it’s been intercepted. Right now many organizations don’t even know their information have been breached until it’s too late.”
Science on Tap is a project of the Los Alamos Creative District. Discussions take place every Thursday evening at various locations and feature discussions on science, nature, history and art. The Bradbury Science Museum website has more information about Science on Tap and other museum activities.
Questions? Contact Linda Anderman at 505.665.9196.