The 14th Richard & Louise Guy Lecture Series: Alice Silverberg

  • Date: 09/19/2019
  • Time: 17:00
Alice Silverberg, UCI

University of Calgary


Cryptography - How to Keep a Secret


When you send your credit card number over the Internet, cryptography helps to ensure that no one can steal the number in transit. Julius Caesar and Mary Queen of Scots used cryptography to send secret messages, in the latter case with ill-fated results. Cryptography allows people to share secrets, encrypt messages, and digitally sign documents, and it is used in electronic voting and in cryptocurrencies.


Some of the recent exciting breakthroughs in cryptography include elliptic curve cryptography, pairing-based cryptography, identity-based cryptography, and fully homomorphic encryption, all of which are based on advanced mathematics.
Join Alice Silverberg as we discuss cryptography through the ages, and how modern cryptography uses mathematics, especially the field of number theory.




Registration for this event is required. Please register here by September 18th if you are planning to attend. 

Other Information: 

Date: Thursday, September 19, 2019

Time: Doors Open - 4:30 PM

Lecture - 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM

Location: MacEwan Hall A, Ground Floor,
MacEwan Student Centre, Main Campus,  University of Calgary



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