Starts 15 Nov 2012 15:00

Ends 15 Nov 2012 20:00

Central European Time

Discrete logarithms, elliptic curves and cryptography

Starts 15 Nov 2012 15:00

Ends 15 Nov 2012 20:00

Central European Time

ICTP

Leonardo da Vinci Building Luigi Stasi Seminar Room

Strada Costiera, 11
I - 34151 Trieste (Italy)

This is an introductory talk aimed at the non-expert.
Index calculus provides a relatively efficient method to compute discrete logarithms modulo a prime number $p$. This affects the security of the Diffie-Hellman key-exchange algorithm. The non-existence of an analogue of the index calculus algorithm for elliptic curves gives rise to elliptic curve cryptography.

- A. Bergamo