BEC Seminar: Counterfactual quantum computation, communication and cryptography

28 giugno 2023
Orario di inizio 
Polo Ferrari 1 - Via Sommarive 5, Povo (Trento)
Room A221
Organizzato da: 
Department of Physics - University of Trento and Pitaevskii Center for Bose-Einstein Conde
Comunità universitaria
Ingresso libero
Dr. Sara Rebecchi
Department of Physics Secretariat


  • Dott. Alonso Viladomat, Technische Universität München (TUM)


Quantum computation and communication are very promising applications of quantum phenomena that could lead to great advances in technology, for instance: the reduction of energy consumption of communication and computing processes. Counterfactual quantum communication proposes a probabilistic method that allows us to know in certain scenarios the outcome of an information processing device without running the device at all.

In this talk we introduce the concept of interaction-free quantum interrogation with the Elitzur-Vaidman bomb tester experiment, then we extend it to the counterfactual quantum computation experiment and discuss its applications in communication and cryptography.

This project has received funding from the European Research Council (ERC) under the European Union’s Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme (ERC StrEnQTh grant agreement No 804305).

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