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9/13/13 Math Dept

Wake Forest University

Department of Mathematics

2012-2013 Gentry Lectures


April 29 & 30, 2013

Dr. Jill Pipher, Professor of Mathematics

Brown University

Jill Pipher is president of the Association of Women in Mathematics as well as the first director of the Institute for Computational
and Experimental Research in Mathematics, an NSF-funded mathematics institute based in Providence, RI.

Mathematics and the computer:

some unexpected pay-offs of an old relationship

Monday, April 29, 2013 at 4pm

Annnenberg Forum

Mathematics has traditionally been allied with the computer: many people think that mathematics actually is computing. Dr. Pipher
will try to expose the breadth and beauty of mathematical ideas by examining some that have specifically been enabled by the
computer. These new mathematical ideas shape our modern life in areas ranging from technology to medicine to the arts.

The mathematics of public key cryptography and digital signatures

Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 4pm

Manchester Hall 016

This talk is aimed at an audience interested in general math and covers the basic mathematics involved in public key encryption.

Public key encryption is a field that came to life in a famous paper by W. Diffie and M. Hellman in 1976. Dr. Pipher will start at the
beginning and end with a glimpse into the cutting-edge research.

Reception each day prior the talks 3:30 p.m. in Manchester Hall ~ Room 336

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