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dc.contributor.authorDr. Ambrus, Pal
dc.descriptionPaper presented at the 5th Strathmore International Mathematics Conference (SIMC 2019), 12 - 16 August 2019, Strathmore University, Nairobi, Kenya.en_US
dc.description.abstractThe aim of this lecture series is to introduce some methods of arithmetic geometry which are applied in cryptographic research. Cryptography, including more sophisticated versions such as elliptic curve cryptography, allows for efficient protocols for information security, and is widely used in the banking sector including mobile money transfers, an industry in which Africa is a world leader. The methods presented can be used by African research groups to tackle a range of problems arising in technological challenges relevant to the African development context. Arithmetic geometry is a rather modern, highly prestigious and very developed area of pure mathematics, developed originally for studying Diophantine equations. I has very efficient methods to count points on algebraic varieties over finite fields which is closely related to the original motivating problem of finding rational points on varieties over number fields, a geometric reformulation of Diophantine equations. The former problem is very important in cryptography and related areas of secure communication, network building and hash functions. The lecture series will cover the necessary background on cryptography and point counting, and will introduce such tools as p-adic numbers, differential forms and Monsky-Washnitzer cohomology, from the ground up.en_US
dc.publisherStrathmore Universityen_US
dc.subjectArithmetic geometryen_US
dc.subjectMonsky-Washnitzer cohomologyen_US
dc.titleApplied arithmetic geometryen_US

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    5th Strathmore International Mathematics Conference (August 12 – 16, 2019)

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