Shahed Sharif


Cal State University, San Marcos


Thursday, October 13, 2022 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm


RH 306

Public key quantum money is a replacement for paper money which has cryptographic guarantees against counterfeiting. We propose a new idea for public key quantum money. In the abstract sense, our bills are encoded as a joint eigenstate of a fixed system of commuting unitary operators. We show that the proposal is secure against black box attacks. In order to instantiate this protocol, one needs to find a cryptographically complicated system of computable, commuting, unitary operators. To fill this need, we propose using Brandt operators acting on the Brandt modules associated to certain quaternion algebras. This is joint work with Daniel Kane and Alice Silverberg.