Week 8 – Dr Ben Sparkes
Try to Hack this!
Take a quantum leap with Dr Ben Sparkes
Date: Thursday 24th March 2022
Time: 2:00pm-3:00pm (AEDT)
Current encryption methods are likely to be defeated by the impending development of next-generation “quantum” computers.
Ben is developing a device that can boost the maximum distance of quantum cryptography. He has developed a quantum memory that is built of exotic atoms that have been cooled to a few millionths of a degree above absolute zero. This device will provide a quantum leap in absolutely-secure global communications for government, defence, business and the broader community. In his spare time he developed a Laser Radio to illustrate how information can be transmitted via light.
Join us to hear about his journey to becoming a scientist whose research and inventions will help protect all of us.
Registrants will be sent a links and a worksheet related to the research prior to the session. Each session will include time for Q and A.
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This event is presented by the STELR Project (STELR) as part of the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series (VCES).