Hamilton Lecture: Cryptography – Secrets and Lies, Knowledge and Trust

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Have you ever wondered what protects your computer password when you log on, or your credit card number when you shop online, from hackers listening on the communication lines? Can two people who never met create a secret language in the presence of others, which no one but them can understand? Is it possible for a group of people to play a (cardless) game of Poker on the telephone, without anyone being able to cheat?  

These questions (and their remarkable answers) are in the realm of modern cryptography. Dr. Avi Wigderson will deliver the 2022 Royal Irish Academy Hamilton public lecture to explore the mathematical and computational ideas underlying privacy and security of the Internet and electronic commerce. He will explore how these lead to solutions to the questions above and will discuss the fragility of the current foundations of modern cryptography and the need for stronger ones. 

Dr. Avi WIgderson, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, will deliver his lecture on Cryptography: Secrets and Lies, Knowledge and Trust at 6 pm on Monday 17 October 2022 in the Edmund Burke Theatre, Trinity College Dublin.

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