The Generation of
Random Numbers

Workshop on "Quantum Random Number Generation"

Random number generations are essential for numerical simulations and cryptography. Within the vast development of quantum technologies so-called quantum random number generators (QRNGs) emerge more and more. Quantum physics offers genuine randomness, which may be utilized for developing QRNG devices.  

Time: January 23rd (9:00 am) to 24th (4:15 pm), 2020

Location: Fraunhofer IOF, Albert-Einstein-Straße 7, 07745 Jena, Germany (How to get there)

Fee: workshop is without charge; snacks and business lunches will be provided; dinner is organized on a self-payment basis in the city center of Jena

Agenda: see tables below

Registration: registration possible until December 20th, 2019

 

The workshop is intended to stimulate the scientific exchange between quantum physicists and cryptographers. There will be a few fixed talks but with plenty of time for extensive discussions. In case you would like to give a talk, please select this option in the registration form. We will select the best fitting topics for presentation.

The following key points are intended to stimulate discussions and to give orientation on the content:

  • What is a QUANTUM random number generator?
  • Do QRNGs need a customized quality/randomness check or how to they fit into the AIS 31 (German standard for random number generators)
  • Are QRNG simply physical random number generators? What is the difference and what are the advantages/disadvantages?
  • How would a standard look like and how would be the synchronization with NIST and other standard institutes
  • Device independent QRNG
  • Understanding the epsilon criteria
  • What types of QRNGs do exist?
  • Can physical parameters evaluate or help to evaluate their performance/randomness?

Currently confirmed talks held by

  • Werner Schindler (Federal Office for Information Security):
    AIS 20 + AIS 31
  • Tobias Gehring (DTU Denmark):
    Reflections on a device dependent QRNG based on vacuum fluctuations with epsilon security against quantum adversaries, a metrology grade device characterization, and min-entropy online tests towards AIS31 compatibility
  • Renato Renner (ETH Zürich - Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich):
    Can we distinguish quantum from classical randomness?
  • Christoph Marquardt (MPL Erlangen):
    Thoughts about certification of integrated quantum random number generators
  • John Kelsey (NIST):
    NIST & KU Leuven
  • Ilja Gerhardt (University Stuttgart):
    Quantum randomness of single emitters
  • Morgan Mitchell (ICFO/quside):
    Quantum random number generators - lessons from loophole-free Bell tests
  • Kai Redeker (LMU München):
    Device-independent QRNGs: From assumptions to requirements and how to fulfill them
  • Torsten Schütze (Rohde & Schwarz SIT GmbH):
    TBD

 

Thursday, January 23rd, 2020 Program Point
09:00 - 09:15 Welcome
09:15 - 09:45 Introduction Round
09:45 - 11:15 Talk: AIS 20 + AIS 31
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee Break
11:30 - 12:30 Talk: Reflections on a device dependent QRNG based on vacuum fluctuations […] towards AIS31 compatibility
12:30 - 13:30
Lunch
13:30 - 15:00 Talk: Can we distinguish quantum from classical randomness?
15:00 - 16:30 Coffee Break
16:30 - 17:30 Talk: Thoughts about certification of integrated quantum random number generators
17:30 - 18:00 Summary of first day & open discussion
19:00 Dinner at the restaurant "Zur Noll"
Friday, January 24th, 2020 Program Point  
09:00 - 10:30 NIST & KU Leuven  
10:30 - 11:15 Talk: Quantum randomness of single emitters  
11:15 - 11:30 Coffee Break  
11:30 - 12:30
Talk: Quantum random number generators - lessons from loophole-free Bell tests  
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch  
13:30 - 14:30 Talk: Device-independent QRNGs: From assumptions to requirements and how to fulfill them  
14:30 - 15:30 Talk: TBD  
15:30 - 15:45 Coffee Break
 
15:45 - 16:15 Summary and goodbye (& open discussion)