COMPUTER SCIENCE/DISCRETE MATH I | |

Topic: | Secure Multipary Quantum Computation |

Speaker: | Michael Ben-Or |

Affiliation: | Hebrew University, Jerusalem |

Date: | Monday, January 29 |

Time/Room: | 11:15am - 12:15pm/S-101 |

Suppose we have n players who wish to jointly perform a quantum computation, but some of them are faulty and are trying to learn privileged information and/or sabotage the computation. How many cheaters can we tolerate and still have a secure protocol? Secure multiparty classical computation is possible with fewer than n/3 cheaters, or fewer than n/2 when a secure broadcast channel is available. It turns out the same bounds hold in the quantum case. In this talk I will sketch the construction, which owes a great deal to the classical solutions, but requires a number of new components as well. This talk describes joint work with Crepeau, Gottesman, Hassidim, and Smith.