Speaker: 

Travis Scholl

Institution: 

University of California, Irvine

Time: 

Friday, January 11, 2019 - 11:00am to 12:00pm

Host: 

Location: 

RH 440R

In this talk we will introduce the Weil pairing on an elliptic curve and give several cryptographic applications. We will review the argument of Boneh and Silverberg which suggests that this kind of pairing does not exist naturally on higher dimensional varieties. We will also look at some constructions of pairing-friendly elliptic curves.