Let’s play with quantum cryptography – Giochiamo con la crittografia quantistica

Year: 2021

Authors: Fioretti A., Baffigi F., Macchi A., Morsch O., Tognoni E., Andronico P.

Autors Affiliation: 1
1) Istituto Nazionale di Ottica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa, Italia
2) Istituto di Informatica e Telematica, Consiglio Nazionale delle Ricerche, Pisa, Italia
3) Dipartimento di Fisica, Università di Pisa, Pisa, Italia

Abstract: Quantum physics and quantum cryptography in particular are
not generally taught to high school
students in Italy, not even to those who follow the scientific curriculum of the “liceo scientifico”.
Nonetheless, young people are often puzzled by paradoxes of quantum mechanics that they may
hear about in TV programs or social media. Moreover, they see cryptography being applied routinely
in social media communications or online commerce. These facts raise questions. How private can
a communication be? How can quantum physics help secure communication protocols? In the Pisa
section of CNR-INO we tried to help a group of 40 students to figure out some answers to these
questions in a collaborative and playful project, carried out remotely during the 2021 pandemic year.


Volume: 37 (n.5.6)      Pages from: 53  to: 59

KeyWords: Crittografia Quantistica, Outreach, Divulgazione, Scuole Superiori, Percorsi per le Competenze Trasversali e l’Orientamento
DOI: 0000.000