Dr Ben Sparkes

Dr Ben Sparkes

Try to Hack this! 

Take a quantum leap with Dr Ben Sparkes 

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.

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Any questions, email stelr.admin@atse.org.au 

This event is presented by the STELR Project (STELR) as part of the Victorian Challenge and Enrichment Series (VCES).