p-adic numbers in cryptography and data compression

Mathematical Conversations
Topic:p-adic numbers in cryptography and data compression
Speaker:Mark Goresky
Affiliation:Member, School of Mathematics
Date:Wednesday, March 16
Time/Room:6:00pm - 7:00pm/Dilworth Room

The $p$-adic numbers are finally entering the realm of engineering. I will give several examples of how they arise in applications.