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The “NEQST” Big Thing: The secret to fighting cyber attacks might just be a smarter computer.

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THE CHALLENGES WE’RE WORKING ON

As hackers grow familiar with online security loopholes, current methods of encrypting data are increasingly vulnerable to attack.

HOW WE’RE SOLVING THEM

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU) is developing a new frontier in computing to make the smartest computer yet – one that allows engineers to create infinitely more complex encryption that becomes nearly impossible to break. 

Data security is just the tip of the iceberg when it comes to quantum computing. As leaders in the field, the Hebrew University is investing in a  Nanoscale Quantum Science & Technology (NEQST) Innovation Hub that will bring together experts in nano and quantum science.

Co-locating the two disciplines in a shared space will make possible new and unprecedented levels of innovation. The resulting synergies will not only improve human health and safety but will lead to potential commercialization of ventures and cement the university’s leadership in both quantum and nanotechnology innovation.

THE IMPACT OF OUR WORK

Here’s why the research matters:

1) Upgraded Computing: Circuits made from carbon nanotubes will allow for faster, smaller, and more powerful computers that are also more energy-efficient. 

2) Better Healthcare: With the fabrication of nanoparticles, researchers will be able to create better medication that more accurately targets diseases in our body, with less collateral damage to healthy tissue.

3) Advanced Materials: By designing and building vehicle parts from nanocomposite, we’ll be able to replace metals in vehicles with lighter, stronger nanomaterials that improve energy efficiency.

HU, with support from American Friends of Hebrew University (AFHU), is building capacity at The NEQST Innovation Hub to build a smarter world.

ABOUT AFHU

Founded in 1925, AFHU is a national, not-for-profit 501(c)(3) organization, headquartered in New York City. We connect the passions of Americans to the talent at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, one of the world’s most distinguished academic and research institutions. Collectively, its students, faculty, and alumni have won eight Nobel Prizes, developed treatments for diseases, and ignited innovation that has led to more than 8,900 patents.

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