Einstein Lectures 2019

The Cryptographic Lens

Monday, 2019/10/07, 19:30

Professor Shafi Goldwasser
Professor Shafi Goldwasser
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In this talk Shafi Goldwasser will discuss some beautiful developments in the theory of computing through this Cryptographic Lens, as well as recent developments in cryptography that may allow the next successful shift from local to cloud computing.

Event organizer: University of Bern and Albert Einstein Gesellschaft
Speaker: Professor Shafi Goldwasser
Date: 2019/10/07
Time: 19:30 - 21:00
Locality: Aula
Main building of the University of Bern
Hochschulstrasse 4
3012 Bern
Characteristics: open to the public
free of charge

Abstract

Going beyond the basic challenge of private communication, in the last 35 years, cryptography has become the general study of correctness and privacy of computation in the presence of a computationally bounded adversary, and as such has changed how we think of proofs, randomness, secrets, and information. In this talk I will discuss some beautiful developments in the theory of computing through this Cryptographic Lens, as well as recent developments in cryptography that may allow the next successful shift from local to cloud computing.