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Quantum and the Intelligence Community: Dive in!

Quantum and the intelligence community: dive in!

  • When: Thursday, September 14, 2023, 3:00-4:45
  • Where: 310 Kelly Hall

Faculty member and students welcome!


  • Quantum Computing: What could it do and how do we prepare?
    3:00pm - 3:45 pm

    Speaker: Robert Williams, National Security Agency Abstract: There is a lot of excitement about quantum computing with every step towards a working quantum computer being proudly publicized. In this talk, we will discuss how a quantum computer will differ from classical computers from a mathematical/computer-science perspective and how these differences lead to both unintuitive possibilities and unexpected limitations. We will then turn our attention to what it really means for the world of cryptography- how a working quantum computer could break some public key algorithms and a brief look at the math behind the secure algorithms that replace them.

  • Job and Internship Opportunities Panel 
    4:00 - 4:45 pm


  • The Commonwealth Cyber Initiative in Southwest Virginia
  • The Virginia Tech Center for Quantum Information Science and Engineering
  • Applied Algebra Research Group
  • Virgina Tech Department of Mathematics