BAMA presents, absolutely free

Photo by Krantz David Kilper
Steven G. Krantz

of
Washington University in St. Louis
Who will show us

"How to Reveal All Your Secrets without Imparting Any Concrete Information"


At San Jose State University
in the Engineering Auditorium room 189
on Friday February 11, 2005
at 7:30 pm






About twenty years ago, Rivest, Shamir, and Adleman developed a method of "public key encryption" and "zero knowledge transmission" that enables the encryption and transmission of information in such a manner that the recipient can confirm that the information is there without actually learning any of the information. These ideas have important applications in security and other venues.

We will discuss both the exciting (political!) history of these ideas as well as their mathematical content and their applications.




Steven G. Krantz earned the Ph.D. from Princeton University in 1974. Since then, he has taught at UCLA, Penn State, Princeton University, and Washington University in St. Louis (where he recently completed a five-year term as Chairman of the Mathematics Department). Among other things, he is currently the Managing Editor of the Journal of Geometric Analysis, and Associative Editor of four other journals.

Krantz is holder of the Chauvenet Prize and the Beckenbach Book Award, both prizes of the Mathematical Association of America (MAA). He has mentored 15 Ph.D. students and 10 Masters students. Krantz has authored over 125 papers and over 45 books.




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