FRAUNHOFER WORKSHOP SERIES (FWS) are bridging academia and industrial experts to tackle foresighted research into practical solutions. Our FWS events include background lectures, round-tables and hands-on sessions. The goal is to contribute to application-oriented research and to support the transfer of academic research to the industrial domain.
Quantum mechanics has been one of the most important achievements in the field of theoretical physics in the 20th century. In the 21st century, we expect as practical application of this theory, the development of quantum computers. Quantum computers will be able to break important cryptographic primitives used in today’s digital communication. Therefore, there are ongoing activities aiming at the development, standardization, and application of post-quantum cryptography, i.e., cryptography that is able to resist attacks by quantum computers.