Mathematics of cryptography, 7.5 credits

About the education

The course covers the modern methods of cryptography, which form the basis for secure electronic communication, and methods to decrypt them. The focus will be on mathematical foundations in number theory, algebraic geometry and statistics, and how these are used in cryptography. The course is of interest for

those who work with security aspects in electronic communication, but also for those who want to see one of the more spectacular modern applications of mathematics.

Subject: Mathematics

As a mathematical theory always implies that certain conclusions hold under certain given conditions, it can in principle say nothing about the physical reality. None the less mathematics has become an indispensable tool for a large number of subjects like astronomy, physics, chemistry, statistics and the technical sciences and in later times also for economy, biology, various social sciences and computor science.

The role of mathematics in the applied sciences is both to supply notions for exact and adequate formulations of empirical laws but also from these laws to derive consequences, which can be used to find better models of the reality one has to describe. These tasks have lately become more important.

Mathematics is in continual progress by intensive international research, new theories are created and already existing theories are simplified and augmented.

Area of interest: Science and Mathematics

Science and mathematics help us understand how the world around us is connected – from the origin and structure of the universe, to the development and function of humanity and all other organisms on earth.

Scientific knowledge makes it possible to critically examine the credibility of information in different areas of everyday life, society, and the media.

As a scientist or mathematician, you will be attractive on a large job market that covers all parts of society and includes everything from pure technology companies to environment and healthcare, as well as research.

Department responsible for education

Department of Mathematics (incl. Math. Statistics)