Cryptology ePrint Archive: Report 2020/429

Mathematics and Cryptography: A Marriage of Convenience?

Alice Silverberg

Abstract: Mathematics and cryptography have a long history together, with the ups and downs inherent in any long relationship. Whether it is a marriage of convenience or a love match, their progeny have lives of their own and have had an impact on the world. This invited lecture will briefly recall some high points from the past, give speculation and encouragement for the future of this marriage, and give counseling on how to improve communication, resolve conflicts, and play well together, based on personal experience and lessons learned.

Category / Keywords: public-key cryptography / mathematics of cryptography

Original Publication (in the same form): IACR-EUROCRYPT-2020

Date: received 14 Apr 2020

Contact author: asilverb at uci edu

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Note: Invited Talk, Eurocrypt 2020.

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