Talk by Amelia Jackson, ’16

Amelia Jackson, ’16

Using Polynomials to Share Secrets

February 3, 2016

Refreshments at 3:45pm
Talk begins at 4:00pm
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Abstract:  This talk will look at one way in which Abstract Algebra and Cryptography work together to create secure ways to send messages. A basic understanding of discrete mathematics is recommended, but not necessary.

This talk is the culmination of an independent study from last term. The bulk of the semester was a follow-up to Abstract Algebra focusing on ring theory, but Amelia spent the last few weeks using what she’d learned about polynomial rings to follow up on her Advanced Cryptography class.

We hope to see you there!