August 8, 2019 @ 1:00 pm – August 8, 2019 @ 2:00 pm
Keller 401 (probably)
Taylor Markham of the University of Calgary
Title: Integer Factorization
Abstract: The security of many modern day cryptosystems are impacted by the fact that it is computationally difficult to factor large numbers. This talk will give an introduction to the general number field sieve, which is currently the most efficient algorithm for factoring large integers.