Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Math 450 Senior Seminar presents "The Evolution of Cryptography," Thursday, October 17.

Integrated Math Major Kate Fleming takes a look at cryptography throughout history.  

Math 450 Senior Seminar Presents
"The Evolution of Cryptography: From Caesar to Elliptic Curves"
by Kate Fleming
Thursday, October 17
1:40 - 2:30
in Patterson 324
Abstract: Since the time of Julius Caesar, cryptography has been continuously adapted in order to find a cipher that is more difficult to crack than the last cipher. We will briefly explore the history of cryptography by examining different types of cryptosystems. Next we will look at properties of elliptic curves and how they can be used in cryptography. We will also examine an example of elliptic curve cryptography (ECC). What are the benefits of using ECC over the more familiar cryptosystem RSA?  Everyone is welcome to attend!

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