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They’re the same Picture: A Cryptographic Lens on Randomness

May 2, 2023 at 5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CEST

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Thor Kamphefner is an applied cryptographer and educator, specializing in zero knowledge and threshold schemes. Randomness exists all around us. In this salon, we'll explore the way randomness is exploited by cryptographers and mathematicians to build structure from entropy.

To distill structure from randomness may seem paradoxical, but protocols based in randomness are the bedrock for many schemes in cryptography. In this salon, we’ll present several cryptographic schemes based in randomness, including:

  • Miller Rabin’s Scheme for Primality testing
  • Perfect, Statistical, and Computational security
  • The power of interactive proofs to prove statements in the complexity class NP
  • Oblivous Transfer
And beyond! This salon will aim to be accessible to those with or without a mathematical background.


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May 2, 2023
5:00 pm - 6:30 pm CEST
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