Expanders, Group Theory, Arithmetic Geometry, Cryptography and Much More

Speaker: Eyal Goran

Date: Tue, Apr 6, 2010

Location: University of Calgary, Calgary, Canada

Subject: Mathematics, Algebraic Geometry, Group Theory, Number Theory

Class: Scientific


This is a lecture given on the occasion of the launch of the PIMS CRG in "L-functions and Number Theory".

The theory of expander graphs is undergoing intensive development. It finds more and more applications to diverse areas of mathematics. In this talk, aimed at a general audience, I will introduce the concept of expander graphs and discuss some interesting connections to arithmetic geometry, group theory and cryptography, including some very recent breakthroughs.