Berlin, Germany

Modern Cryptography: Theory and Applications

when 12 August 2018 - 17 August 2018
language English
duration 1 week

The programme is structured around a very specific hierarchy of concepts through which the student is guided. Individual learning goals are accordingly broken down into bite-sized chunks that are linked to particular sub-topics. The sub-topics are grouped into sections, and these sections are in turn amalgamated into full tutorials. To ease the transition into the more technical material, students are guided through a carefully designed set of pre-requisite theory, examples and exercises.

However the material is designed to stretch all students. For example, optional ‘higher-level’ activities are included for the especially gifted or motivated student.

This enrichment programme is built around four workshops:
Number theory
Encryption Project

Course leader

Ian Tame

Target group

This Programme is aimed at pre-University students aspiring to become mathematics, science or philosophy undergraduates.

Course aim

This course is designed for students who are interested in the fascinating world of cryptography - the science of protecting data by achieving secure communication over insecure channels. Modern cryptography is a very important subject in the cross-over disciplines of mathematics and computer science. In fact, modern cryptography is built up of several areas of mathematics, including number theory, logic, abstract algebra, probability, statistics and information theory. The increasing dependence on up-to-date cryptographical methods by businesses, consumers and governments, means that experts in the science of cryptography will be in great demand for the foreseeable future!

Although the course contains a brief historical overview of the development of cryptography the main focus will be on the more technical, mathematically rich tools and concepts required to understand the theory behind modern ciphers and encryption methods.

Fee info

EUR 0: 1,450 EUR + VAT (19%)