The Netherlands Organisation for Scientific Research (NWO) has awarded a Veni grant worth 250,000 euros to Christian Majenz, who is a post-doc at QuSoft. The grant provides him with the opportunity to further elaborate his research ideas on quantum cryptography during a period of three years.
Christian will use his Veni grant to characterize the power of quantum hackers. This effort has become increasingly important as the push to create a large-scale quantum computer has recently accelerated. Cryptographers are therefore under pressure to ready their theory for quantum threats and opportunities. He will tame quantum attackers by bounding their power against hash functions and solidifying the quantum foundation of cryptography.