Mathematics of Cryptology
Lorentz Center, Leiden
Ronald Cramer (BRICS, Aarhus), Bas Edixhoven (UL) and Berry
Start: Monday September 22, 2003, 9.30-10.00:
arrival of participants at the
(Oortgebouw, third floor).
End: Friday September 26, 2003, 16.30, closing reception with
Courses and problem sessions on Monday through Thursday, and some
of the lectures on Friday, will be given by:
The Friday concluding the Stieltjesweek is the first day of the
for which this graduate course is a preparation and introduction.
On Monday through Thursday we have the following day schedule:
10.00-11.00: lecture 1
On Friday the schedule is different: Graduate Course until 12:30,
followed by the workshop, see the
program of the workshop.
11.30-12.30: lecture 2
16.00-17.00: problem session
- Discrete logarithms on elliptic curves (van Tilborg).
- Point counting on hyperelliptic curves, after Kedlaya
(Carls and Edixhoven).
- Hash proof systems, chosen ciphertext security and public key
encryption (Cramer and Fehr).
- Verifiable secret sharing and secure multi-party computation
(Cramer and Fehr).
- Sigma protocols and applications of secure multi-party
computation, e.g. electronic voting (Cramer/Fehr/Schoenmakers).
See the program on the webpages of the Lorentz Center.
The following texts are now available on the web.
Participants are expected to have some experience in mathematics
related to cryptography (mainly algebra and number theory), or in
cryptography, and/or some experience in theoretical computer science,
especially complexity theory and algorithms, for example by having
studied mathematics or cryptography or theoretical computer science
for at least two or better three years.
To register and to reserve hotel accomodation if necessary, send an
email to Bas Edixhoven
mentioning your affiliation (university/employer) and situation
(student + year + field, PhD-student + field, postdoc,
Participation is free of charge. Standard hotel accomodation costs 70
euro (singly occupancy with breakfast), 55 (without breakfast) or 27.5
euro (double occupancy without breakfast) per person per night.
There is a
list of registered participants.
General information on Stieltjesweken can be found on the page
For further information, contact one of the organizers:
Bas Edixhoven <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Last modified: Mon Oct 6 15:11:20 MEST 2003