School Seminars and Colloquia

Group Structure of Elliptic Curves over Finite Fields


by Professor Igor Shparlinski

Institution: Department of Computing, Division of Information and Communication Sciences, Macquarie University
Date: Wed 10th May 2006
Time: 11:00 AM
Location: Russell Love Theatre, Richard Berry Building, The University of Melbourne

Abstract: A survey will be given of some classical and more recent results about the possible group structures and some other related properties of elliptic curves over finite fields. No proofs will be given but some underlying
techniques and main ideas will be explained. Besides intrinsic number theoretic interest, many of these results are also of cryptographic significance (and in fact were motivated by some concrete cryptographic
constructions). No preliminary knowledge of elliptic curves is necessary.

For More Information: For more information please contact: Ole Warnaar tel. 8344 5214 or Paul Pearce tel. 8344 4470

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