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Cryptography, Number Theory, and Quantum Mechanics

Public Lecture by Whitfield Diffie.

The 1970's saw an explosion in the development of cryptography that vastly expanded the role of number theory in cryptography. Now, that role stands threatened by developments in quantum computing. This talk will trace cryptography from its origins to its explosive growth in the 20th century and its contemporary challenges.

Reception to follow.

Monday, September 17, 2018 at 5:00pm to 6:00pm

Donald Bren Hall, 6011
6210 Donald Bren Hall, Irvine, CA 92697

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Lectures / Presentations


General Public, Alumni, Faculty, Students, Postdocs




Physical Sciences


Event Sponsor

Mathematics Department and School of Physical Sciences

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Yongtai Chen left a positive review 9/16/2018

There were so many things to learn in this symposium, and the contents were of high value, I appreciated the knowledge and speakers very much.