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Science Cafe - Cryptology: Breaking Code

Posted Monday, June 9, 2008

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Many of us don't realize how much we rely on math to keep our assets safe. A stop at the ATM, a purchase on Amazon, a stock trade made by your 401K, all safe, thanks to math. To be specific, it's actually the science of cryptology. On the Sound of Ideas, we'll be joined by a father-son cryptology team. We'll learn how the math the military has relied on for decades is now being used to secure everything from your bank account to your child's grades.


Government/Politics, Courts/Crime - Fire/Law Enforcement, Technology, Terrorism


Dr. David Singer, Professor of Mathematics, Case Western Reserve University
Ari Singer, Director of Products and Services, Trusted Computing, NTRU

Additional Information

What's a Science Cafe?
Upcoming Science Cafe's in Cleveland
Public Key Cryptography, article by David A. Singer
Cryptography: The Ancient Art of Secret Messages, By Monica Pawlan

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