Whats recent in my professional life and on the site:
April 2019. Ive become a professor at MISiS university. From 2019 Im teaching quantum communications course and student labs, for MISiS and MIPT students.
May 2018. Earlier this year, the University of Waterloo has closed my lab. It is now being rebuilt at the Russian Quantum Center, Moscow.
February 2017. Im no longer a member of the Institute for Quantum Computing, but my lab is still in Waterloo.
April 2015. Canadian immigration system would be very funny if I didnt have to deal with it.
February 2015. In their infinite wisdom, Canadian immigration authorities have cleared me to work as a professor because my spouse is a student. At the same time, our permanent residency application (filed at the insistence of the university) was turned down for being over quota. Several thousand other clueless applicants met the same fate, because the government delayed by two months the public announcement that the quota was reached. O Canada!
| || ||conference took place in Waterloo on June 5–9, 2013. I was chairing the local organizing committee. This was a crazy thing to agree to: it took me two months of cumulative work time and 2500 emails. I wont be chairing another conference any time soon :).
February 2012. I have moved to the Institute for Quantum Computing, Waterloo, Canada. I will have my own research group and lab here.
September 2011. I visited Heriot-Watt university in Edinburgh :),
and Zurich. You can watch online my invited talk at the QCrypt conference.
June 2011. The first ever fully-implemented eavesdropper on quantum cryptography has been published in Nature Communications. See picture page about our full evasdropping experiment. At this, I declare my 3-year postdoc term at NTNU finished with a reasonable success.
August 2010. Commercial quantum cryptography has been hacked. See our paper in Nature Photonics and
picture page about the crack, with links to press coverage at the end.
August 2009. At Hacking at Random, Ive given a lecture and demoed our quantum eavesdropping equipment. Watch the video of 50 min long lecture on YouTube.
June 2009. Paper based on a significantly updated earlier preprint: V. Makarov, Controlling passively quenched single photon detectors by bright light, New J. Phys. 11, 065003 (2009).
September 2008. Preprint: V. Makarov, A. Anisimov, and S. Sauge, Can Eve control PerkinElmer actively-quenched single-photon detector?, arXiv:0809.3408 [quant-ph].
It has been covered in New Scientist,
in arXiv blog,
in Ars Technica,
and in Adresseavisen
(after that, I
See also our poster from SECOQC conference (PDF, 13.2 MiB).
June 2008. After a year in Korea, I am back to our group in Trondheim, NTNU. Were going to do some hacking, err... research about real level of security of todays quantum cryptosystems.
Research interests: quantum hacking, quantum cryptography, quantum communications, single photon detectors.
I run the Quantum hacking lab.
List of firms whose products have been considered in my work.
Scanned manuals for some lab instruments.
Things that used to distract me from science:
Photography (see all images)
Russian Anthems museum | ru
Rambling on various topics:
Миллион алых роз, или дневник о годе с довеском моей жизни в Корее
Web hosting guide and experience
Best spam I got
How I was buying DVDs in Russia
Links that changed me
Family photo archive
Photo from my Lights of Trondheim gallery
consultant in Landsmann | ru magazine
editor of Russian-Norwegian Directory | ru