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KASTEL at the Lindau Nobel Laureate Meeting


On June 30, the federal state of Baden-Württemberg invited the laureates together with researchers to the traditional boat trip on Lake Constance at the end of the 72nd Nobel Laureate Meeting in Lindau. The final plenary session took place on the island of Mainau.

The conference aims to promote the interdisciplinary dialogue between researchers. Jörn Müller-Quade and Jeremias Mechler from the KASTEL Security Research Labs at the Karlsruhe Institute of Technology presented a cryptograhic method that enables privacy-preserving computations on private data. A new feature of the method is the hardware, without having to fully trust the hardware itself. The new protocol has applications in medicine and represents a first cooperation with the recently founded KIT center HealthTech. According to Jörn Müller-Quade and Jeremias Mechler there was a very lively exchange with the participants on the boat trip. The newly developed software aroused particular interest among Science Minister Petra Olschowski.

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