Mathematical Conversations

Topic: Cohomology and cryptography

Speaker: Akshay Venkatesh

Affiliation: Stanford University; Distinguished Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics

Date & Time: Friday October 6th, 2017, 6:00pm - 7:00pm

Location: White-Levy Room

The Weil pairing is a bilinear form associated to an algebraic curve. I will tell you about it and why it is interesting to cryptographers. Then I'll talk about my (completely unsuccessful) attempts to make an interesting trilinear analogue.