NBIA Colloquium by Peter Landrock "Cryptographic Techniques in Electronic Communication Today and Tomorrow " – Niels Bohr Institute - University of Copenhagen

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NBIA Colloquium by Peter Landrock "Cryptographic Techniques in Electronic Communication Today and Tomorrow "

 Abstract: Cryptographic techniques based on the inability to solve some hard questions in algebraic number theory are the basis of methods to secure financial transactions. e.g., as in nemID. I shall give an overview of how this is achieved based on fast generation of very large primes, digital signature schemes such as RSA, elliptic curves, and hash functions. Highlights of current research will be discussed, including the possible role of quantum cryptography. 


Peter Landrock obtained his Ph.D. in mathematics in 1974 from the University of Chicago and founded the research group in cryptology at Aarhus University, one of the
leading groups in Europe. He was the President of the International Association for Cryptologic Research from 1992 to 1995. In 1996 he was one of the organisers of a research programme in Cryptography at the Newton Institute at University of Cambridge
and served on the Technical Advisory Board of the Microsoft Research Lab in Cambridge UK from 1997 to 2010 . He gave up his university career (but not his academic career) in 1997 to concentrate on his company Cryptomathic A/S, which today has four offices in Europe and one in Silicon Valley. He moved permanently to Cambridge UK in 2001,
where he is a senior member of Wolfson College and serves on the Advisory Board of the Turing Gateway to Mathematics. He has been a member of the board of the Villum Foundation in Copenhagen since 2008.

All are welcome!  Refreshments will be served in the NBIA lounge after the talk.