Bochum Power against Quantum Computers

RUB Professor Eike Kiltz receives the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in Berlin – Science

Talk 'CyBARsecurity' on March 14th at Trinkhalle Bochum.

 Quantum computers decode our data.

IBM Q System One Quantum Computer. Copyright: Adobe Stock/ AA+W.

Next Wednesday, March 13th, Professor Eike Kiltz from Ruhr-University Bochum (RUB) will be honored with the prestigious Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize. The award ceremony will take place in Berlin.

Post-quantum cryptography is a crucial aspect of cybersecurity, particularly as the application of quantum computers approaches, posing a threat to current encryption methods that safeguard our digital data.

The Berlin award ceremony will be live-streamed on Wednesday, March 13th, from 4 PM (GMT+1) on the DFG YouTube channel (Link:

The DFG film portrait of Eike Kiltz, produced specifically for the award ceremony, will be available on the same channel.

Event: CyBARsecurity on March 14th

For an insider's look into the fascinating world of post-quantum cryptography, we cordially invite you to participate in the "CyBARsecurity" event on Thursday, March 14th at 7 PM (GMT+1) in the relaxed bar atmosphere of the 'Trinkhalle Bochum'.

Phillip Gajland, a doctoral student of Professor Kiltz's group, will explain how the latest cryptographic techniques can shield us from potential threats by quantum computers.

The event is free of charge and open to interested people from all disciplines. No specific prior knowledge is necessary. Pre-registration on the website is recommended.

Following the Science Talks, we look forward to engaging discussions and exchanging ideas about Bochum's IT security research with scientists from the CASA Excellence Cluster and the Horst Görtz Institute for IT Security.

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