CUP Sciences

Center for Unconventional Processes of Sciences

Northern Lights

Applications from the Physics of Complexity and Chaotic Systems

CUP Sciences is pioneering an entirely new field of hardware-based, software-embedded engineering of complexity (or chaos) based technologies addressing critical challenges of sustainable development.   

In 2009, distinguished scientists working at different institutions within the fields of nonlinear physics, chaos theory, non-equilibrium thermodynamics, parallel supercomputer simulations, optics, and nano-chemistry came together to form an informal international consortium to work on applications from this new area of science, coordinated by CUP Sciences (Center for Unconventional Processes of Science) in California, USA. 

In 2019, a patent was filed for one such application, a new security system that can revolutionize communications privacy.  Published in Nature Communications on December 20th, 2019, the technology offers many advantages over existing cryptographic solutions:

  • New chip enables information to be sent between users providing un-hackable communication

  • Technology overcomes security threat of quantum computers, which are predicted to soon be able to crack existing encryption methods

  • System is more robust than quantum cryptography, uses existing communication networks and takes up less space on the networks.

  • Adoption could bring new level of protection to private communication as well as other key areas such as cybersecurity, smart-grids, autonomous vehicles, internet of things, cloud storage, energy and water infrastructure, banking, among others.


The results published in the scientific journal Nature Communications open a new pathway towards implementing perfect secrecy cryptography at the global scale with contained costs.


"This system is the practical solution the cybersecurity sector has been waiting for since the perfect secrecy theoretical proof in 1917 by Gilbert Vernam. It'll be a key candidate to solving global cybersecurity threats, from private to national security, all the way to smart energy grids." says Dr. Aluízio M Cruz, co-founder and CEO of the Center for Unconventional Processes of Sciences (CUP Sciences) in California, a co-author of the study.


"We're obviously very excited to finally be able to talk about the work," Dr. Cruz says, "and now that we are out of the lab, the next phase is to engage with partners to help us explore the commercial possibilities. CUP Sciences’ partner, PERA Complexity, will contribute with go to market strategy and commercialization," Dr. Cruz says, but "more partners will be necessary to bring this technology into the world."


“Now that after years of research we are finally going to be implementing technologies based on complexity—a science that has been dedicated to the study of natural phenomenon—we believe that our company together with our partners can propose a synchronicity between natural processes and human-made technologies based on the same principles and help to speed up solutions to the most challenging global threats society will be facing,” says Quelita Moreno co-founder of CUP Sciences. 

Founding Managers

Al Cruz

Science Director

Quelita Moreno

Strategy Director

About Us

CUP Sciences has its operating headquarters in California, USA.  CUP Sciences centers on advancing science, notably in analyzing, simulating and designing new technological structures based on complexity/chaos theories aimed at high social impact.  CUP Sciences has teamed up with distinguished scientists and institutions around the globe.

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