Mathematics Seminar - Thursday 15 November

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Tue Nov 13 10:28:07 CET 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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