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Seminar Advanced Topics in Crytography

Corresponding entry in Aachen Campus, Bonn Computer Science, Bonn Mathematics, Bonn University.


Michael Nüsken

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2 SWS, 4 credits


Basic knowledge of cryptography will be helpful. Fast understanding of mathematical and computer science topics is required.


This semester's seminar probably focusses again on elliptic curves. Other option are: Coding theory, Topics from recent crypto conferences, ...  We will decide on the topic in the first meeting.


Note that this is a working seminar. Its sessions might be less structured, talks more ad-hoc and with more discussion than usual. A session might thus expand and use another week or shrink.
8 May 2008, Friday, 30 May 2008, 1115, 6 June 2007, 1115:
Daniel Loebenberger. Weil-Pairing: construction and alternatives.
Friday, 6 June 2008, 1115; Friday, 13 June 2008, 1115; Friday, 20 June 2008, 1115; Friday, 27 June 2008, 1115; Friday, 11 July 2008, 1115; Friday, 18 July 2008, 1115:
Jérémie Detrey. Tate, etaT, distortion. All pairings and a lower bound. (Hess 2008, Vercauteren 2008)
Friday, 25 July 2008, 1400:
?. Twists and distortion. [Examples. How to get them in general? How to find pairing friendly curves with nice ones?]
All the time .
All of us, `Eddies' (Edward's form).
Some further topics we might choose from:


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