Public Lecture: Cryptography, Number Theory, and Quantum Mechanics

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Speaker: 
Whitfield Diffie
Institution: 
Cryptomathic
Time: 
Mon, 09/17/2018 - 5:00pm - 6:00pm
Host: 
Karl Rubin
Location: 
DBH 6011

PUBLIC LECTURE

The 1970s saw an explosion in the development of cryptography that vastly expanded the role of number theory in cryptography. Now, that role stands threatened by developments in quantum computing.  We will trace cryptography from its origins to its explosive growth in the 20th century and its contemporary challenges.