Harold J. Gay Lecture-Silvio Micali (MIT)-Proofs, Secrets, and Computation

Mathematics - Lecture/Discussion

Friday, November 15, 2013
3:15 PM-5:15 PM

Salisbury Laboratories
411

ABSTRACT: We show how Theory of Computation has revolutionized our millenary notion of a proof, revealing its unexpected applications to our new digital world. In particular, we shall demonstrate how interaction can make proofs much easier to verify, dramatically limit the amount of knowledge released, and yield the most secure identification schemes to date.

Suggested Audiences: Adult, College

E-mail: ma-chair@wpi.edu

Last Modified: October 29, 2013 at 3:52 PM