|Topic:||Cohomology and cryptography|
|Affiliation:||Stanford University; Distinguished Visiting Professor, School of Mathematics|
|Date:||Friday, October 6|
|Time/Room:||6:00pm - 7:00pm/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.