Mathematical Sciences Department, Colloquium - Jeffrey Hoffstein, Brown University "Some applications of interesting mathematics to cryptography" (SH203)

11:00 am to 12:00 pm on March 17, 2023
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Mathematical Sciences Department


Speaker: Jeffrey Hoffstein, Brown University

Friday, March 17, 2023

11:00 am - 12:00 pm

Stratton Hall 203

Title: Some applications of interesting mathematics to cryptography

Abstract: In the past 25 years some very interesting, originally purely theoretical, number theory and analysis has found its way into cryptography. I'll give a survey of several examples in public key cryptography that have already found their way into the mainstream, and another, related to something I might call "public key biometric authentication" that may prove to have some interesting consequences.  I will assume essentially no background in cryptography.



Mathematical Sciences