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9:34 PM  October 1, 2020

TSU, MSU physicists protect against cyber threats by entangled photons

© Маргарита ВолоковыхTSU, MSU physicists protect against cyber threats by entangled photons

TOMSK, Oct 1 – RIA Tomsk. Scientists of Tomsk and Moscow State Universities (TSU and MSU) plan to develop telecommunications equipment using quantum cryptography; the development will allow to transmit information using entangled photons, which will protect it from cyber threats, the press service of Tomsk university said on Thursday.

During a visit to Moscow State University, the TSU delegation discussed with colleagues directions for launching joint projects in the field of physics. One of the priorities of interaction between the two leading universities of the Russian Federation can be the development of quantum technologies, in particular, the development of quantum communication methods that make it possible to maximally secure the transfer of information.

"During the visit, they discussed the joint development of telecommunications equipment, new radars and devices based on the use of quantum mechanical effects", - is said in the statement.

According to the press service, currently data transmission is carried out by means of electrical or optical signals, while some of the information is subject to encryption, but there is always a chance to intercept it and decrypt it.

"One of the ways to solve this problem is quantum cryptography - the transmission of information using entangled photons ensures the protection of the transmitted data at the physical level, which is impossible to implement in classical infocommunication networks", - the meeting participant, deputy director of the TSU Engineering Center for Microwave Engineering and Technologies Valery Kagadey is quoted in the message.

The Faculty of Physics of Moscow State University, TSU Faculties of Radiophysics and Physics, as well as the TSU Engineering Center for Microwave Engineering and Technologies are simultaneously conducting research in the field of quantum physics, says the report. Along with the development of such a direction as cybersecurity, the parties discussed a number of joint projects that could be launched as early as 2021.

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