Quantum Random Number Generator

Discussion created by joel.s on Jul 24, 2018
Latest reply on Jul 25, 2018 by beverly

I have been following the discussions on UUIDs, which I am using for sync operations in our products, so when I attended the Royal Society Summer Science Exhibition recently, I was very interested in the work being done at Lancaster University and their collaborators on the generation of genuinely random numbers.


Demonstrated was an inexpensive USB device that uses a quantum diode at the heart of their circuit that has far lower residual patterns in its random numbers than those generated by computer algorithms.


Not quite on the market, this is definitely worth checking out: