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Quantum Optics

John Garrison and Raymond Chiao

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
September 2008
ISBN:
9780198508861
eISBN:
9780191708640
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198508861.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Atomic, Laser, and Optical Physics

Quantum optics is the field of physics describing the interaction of individual photons with matter, but in recent years it has expanded beyond pure physics to become an important driving force for ... More


Crossing Paths: Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms

John Daverio

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195132960
eISBN:
9780199867059
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132960.001.0001
Subject:
Music, History, Western

This book explores the connections between art and life in the works of three giants of musical romanticism. Drawing on contemporary critical theory and a wide variety of 19th-century sources, it ... More


SCHUMANN: CRYPTOGRAPHER OR PICTOGRAPHER?

John Daverio

in Crossing Paths: Schubert, Schumann, and Brahms

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
May 2008
ISBN:
9780195132960
eISBN:
9780199867059
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195132960.003.0004
Subject:
Music, History, Western

Robert and Clara Schumann were one of the most remarkable artist couples in the history of Western music. Their emotional lives affected their artistry, and this process was especially decisive for ... More


Everyday Cryptography: Fundamental Principles and Applications

Keith M. Martin

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199695591
eISBN:
9780191774898
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695591.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

Cryptography is a vital technology that underpins the security of information in computer networks. This book presents an introduction to the role that cryptography plays in providing information ... More


Closing Remarks

Keith M. Martin

in Everyday Cryptography: Fundamental Principles and Applications

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
December 2013
ISBN:
9780199695591
eISBN:
9780191774898
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199695591.003.0013
Subject:
Mathematics, Applied Mathematics

This chapter presents some important lessons about cryptography. Among these are that cryptography is much more than encryption; cryptography is an everyday technology; cryptography is a process; ... More


Quantum information—the basics

Vlatko Vedral

in Introduction to Quantum Information Science

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199215706
eISBN:
9780191706783
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199215706.003.0003
Subject:
Physics, Theoretical, Computational, and Statistical Physics

Quantum mechanics is a more accurate description of the microscopic world than classical mechanics, and quantum information, which is governed by the laws of quantum mechanics, is a more accurate ... More


Secrets

Lance Fortnow

in The Golden Ticket: P, NP, and the Search for the Impossible

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691175782
eISBN:
9781400846610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691175782.003.0008
Subject:
Computer Science, Programming Languages

This chapter analyzes how, in 1976, Whitfield Diffie and Martin Hellman suggested that one could use NP to hide one's own secrets. The field of cryptography, the study of secret messages, changed ... More


Everyday Cryptography: Fundamental Principles and Applications

Keith Martin

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198788003
eISBN:
9780191829956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788003.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Computational Mathematics / Optimization, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Cryptography is a vital technology that underpins the security of information in computer networks. This book presents a comprehensive introduction to the role that cryptography plays in providing ... More


Cryptographic Primitives in Blockchain Technology: A mathematical introduction

Andreas Bolfing

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198862840
eISBN:
9780191895463
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862840.001.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Computational Mathematics / Optimization, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

Many online applications, especially in the financial industries, are running on blockchain technologies in a decentralized manner, without the use of an authoritative entity or a trusted third ... More


The Cryptographic Imagination

Jean-François Blanchette

in Burdens of Proof: Cryptographic Culture and Evidence Law in the Age of Electronic Documents

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262017510
eISBN:
9780262301565
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262017510.003.0007
Subject:
Information Science, Information Science

This chapter analyzes issues related to the ability of modern cryptography to provide mathematical certification of the effectiveness of cryptosystems. It suggests that the representational nature of ... More


Doctor Illuminatus

Nicholas Mee

in Celestial Tapestry: The Warp and Weft of Art and Mathematics

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
September 2020
ISBN:
9780198851950
eISBN:
9780191886690
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198851950.003.0011
Subject:
Physics, History of Physics

The thirteenth-century Catalan mystic Ramón Llull devised a mechanical procedure, possibly derived from the Kaballah, for finding knowledge that he claimed would banish all erroneous opinion. Llull’s ... More


Working within the Current System—Cryptology and Private Communication

Stephen B. Wicker

in Cellular Convergence and the Death of Privacy

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2013
ISBN:
9780199915354
eISBN:
9780199366736
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199915354.003.0007
Subject:
Law, Constitutional and Administrative Law

This chapter considers a potential privacy solution for cellular networks, one which assumes the continued existence of a centralized cellular architecture that uses a spectrum licensed to a small ... More


Bananaworld: Quantum Mechanics for Primates

Jeffrey Bub

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
March 2016
ISBN:
9780198718536
eISBN:
9780191819643
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198718536.001.0001
Subject:
Physics, Particle Physics / Astrophysics / Cosmology

The fascinating discoveries of the new fields of quantum information, quantum computation, and quantum cryptography are brought to life in this book in a way that is accessible and interesting to a ... More


Conclusions

Andreas Bolfing

in Cryptographic Primitives in Blockchain Technology: A mathematical introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198862840
eISBN:
9780191895463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862840.003.0011
Subject:
Mathematics, Computational Mathematics / Optimization, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This final chapter gives a short summary of the contents of the book and represents some important lessons about the security considerations of the cryptography used in blockchain systems.


Cryptography

Rutger van Santen, Djan Khoe, and Bram Vermeer

in 2030: Technology That Will Change the World

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780195377170
eISBN:
9780197562680
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780195377170.003.0022
Subject:
Computer Science, History of Computer Science

Electronic payments, Internet shopping, and mobile communication have fundamentally changed our society and not only because digital services have made our ... More


Quantum Schmuntum: Lights, Camera, Action!

Vlatko Vedral

in Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198815433
eISBN:
9780191917240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815433.003.0015
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

Spring 2005, whilst sitting at my desk in the physics department at Leeds University, marking yet more exam papers, I was interrupted by a phone call. ... More


Surfing the Waves: Hyper-Fast Computers

Vlatko Vedral

in Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198815433
eISBN:
9780191917240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815433.003.0016
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

Who hasn’t heard of a computer? In a society entirely dominated by these transistor infested boxes there are probably only a few remaining isolated tribes ... More


Destruction ab Toto: Nothing from Something

Vlatko Vedral

in Decoding Reality: The Universe as Quantum Information

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
November 2020
ISBN:
9780198815433
eISBN:
9780191917240
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198815433.003.0020
Subject:
Computer Science, Mathematical Theory of Computation

The main view promoted by this book is that underlying many different aspects of reality is some form of information processing. The theory of information ... More


Basic Principles

Keith M. Martin

in Everyday Cryptography: Fundamental Principles and Applications

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780198788003
eISBN:
9780191829956
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198788003.003.0001
Subject:
Mathematics, Computational Mathematics / Optimization, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter serves as an introduction to the environment in which cryptography finds common use today. We discuss the need for cryptography, as well as the basic language and concepts that are used ... More


Cryptographic Primitives

Andreas Bolfing

in Cryptographic Primitives in Blockchain Technology: A mathematical introduction

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
October 2020
ISBN:
9780198862840
eISBN:
9780191895463
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198862840.003.0003
Subject:
Mathematics, Computational Mathematics / Optimization, Logic / Computer Science / Mathematical Philosophy

This chapter provides a very detailed introduction to cryptography. It first explains the cryptographic basics and introduces the concept of public-key encryption which is based on one-way and ... More


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