TÜBİTAK BİLGEM Fundamental Sciences Research Institute (TBAE) held a seminar on Quantum Cryptography and Contextuality on 23 March of 2016 at TÜBİTAK BİLGEM Yılmaz Tokad Conference Hall. It was given by Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammet Ali Can, and remarkable number of people participated in the event.
Bilal Kılıç, Director of TBAE, delivered an inauguration speech. In his speech, he mainly touched upon the importance of quantum cryptography, adding that TÜBİTAK itself attaches utmost importance to the subject. Bilal Kılıç concluded his speech saying that Quantum Cryptology will be among the main priorities of TBAE as field to focus on.
In his presentation, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammet Ali Can mainly focused on the relation between the principle of Quantum Contextuality (which has been better understood only in recent times) and Quantum Key Distribution (QKD) and Quantum Random Number Generators (QRNG), both of which are the main application areas of Quantum Cryptology. He also underlined that the principle of Quantum Contextuality forms the very basis of the device independent QKD and QRNG systems. Moreover, Assoc. Prof. Dr. Muhammed Ali Can added that such systems, which are the promising ones for the future as well, will eliminate all possible side-channel attacks and ensure security in a device independent manner.