Mathematics Seminar - Thursday 15 November
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Tue Nov 13 10:28:07 CET 2012
MATHEMATICS SEMINARS - 2012
Thursday, 15 November, at 15:00 hrs
Professor Rene' Schoof
(Universita' di Roma "Tor Vergata")
"Discrete logarithms, elliptic curves and cryptography"
Abstract. This is an introductory talk aimed at the non-expert.
Index calculus provides a relatively efficient method to compute
discrete logarithms modulo a prime number $p$. This affects the security
of the Diffie-Hellman key-exchange algorithm. The non-existence of an
analogue of the index calculus algorithm for elliptic curves gives rise
to elliptic curve cryptography.
Venue: Luigi Stasi Seminar Room, ICTP Leonardo Building, first floor.
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