Alessandro Zavatta presents the experiment of quantum communication
The closing ceremony of ESOF2020 — EuroScience Open Forum featured the first Italian public demonstration of encrypted communication using Italian-made optical-fibre quantum technology. The presentation was carried out by the “Quantum Communications” group of the National Research Council Cnr Ino of Florence, thanks to the “Quantum FVG” Project, financed by the Friuli Venezia Giulia Region and coordinated by the University of Trieste. This communication consisted of an encrypted video call between Italian Prime Minister Giuseppe Conte, who was on-location at ESOF at Trieste’s Old Port, and the Rector of the University of Trieste Roberto Di Lenarda. They were introduced by the CNR President Massimo Inguscio and the experiment was organized by Cnr Ino researchers coordinated by Alessandro Zavatta.