Could the quantum physics software used to produce the world's most secure chips herald the unbreakable mobile phone era? To answer these questions, you should read our article below!
Quantum physics is the science that studies the smallest particles that behave unexpectedly. According to physicist Rob Thew of the University of Geneva, quantum means different things to everyone. He defines a quantum as "a single object, a single atom, or a single photon, a single particle of light." Innovations developed within the scope of the European Union's Quantum Pioneer Initiative with a budget of 1 billion euros promise a revolution against the danger of piracy in our digital lives.
Quantum contains confusing concepts. For example, an object can be in a different place at the same time or it can be teleported in a laboratory environment. Scientists can now control and manipulate 'things', paving the way for extraordinary new technologies. These developments are especially used in the development of purely random number generators.
Super secure internet Coming with Quantum Technology
The security of all computers is based on random numbers, but ordinary computer programming cannot generate random numbers like quantum objects. This means that crackers can guess and break security barriers.
QRANGE, a project led by quantum physicist Hugo Zbinden from the University of Geneva, aims to make quantum random number generators smaller, faster and cheaper so that they can be easily embedded in digital devices in our daily lives.
Tiny chips that can generate one million random numbers per second can be placed in mobile phones as well as used in many other places. The new chips generate the random number by firing very small lasers at two targets, and no one can guess which target they hit.
On the other hand, studies are carried out on the quantum internet in Barcelona, Spain. A group of researchers from the Institute of Photonic Sciences (ICFO) presents the first examples of a new type of internet network where messages are sent via a few photons and any interference that hinders this communication is detected.
The hardware that will create the quantum internet is not yet robust, competent and organized enough to implement this technology. There are also problems with sending messages over very long distances.
The super-secure internet is important in many ways, from financial matters to health-related data collected. It also has a defense and security dimension. For this, studies need to be moved from the laboratory to the market. Studies indicate that quantum random number generators will be used everywhere in the near future.