Quantum random number generation: Recent progress in the semi-device-independent setting in Geneva.

Jonatan Brask
July 25th, 2018 JONATAN BRASK University of Geneva

The generation of random numbers is a key element in modern information technology, in particular for cryptography, and also has applications in Monte Carlo simulation, statistical sampling, and gaming. The inherent randomness in quantum physics allows for randomness certification with only few assumptions on the implementation and thus a very high level of security. In this talk, I give a bit of introduction to quantum random number generation, then discuss the trade-off between ease of implementation and the strength of certification. I will present several recent experimental realizations exploring this trade-off in the so-called semi-device-independent regime.

Seminar, July 25, 2018, 15:00. ICFO s Seminar Room

Hosted by Prof. Antonio Acín