Torus Talks: I Like Secrets – Basic Cryptography and the Math Required by Dr. Adrian Biglands

February 14, 2020

Note: Event start time changed to 11 a.m. (was originally noon).


The idea of cryptography encompasses the competing skills of concealment and revealing of a plain text message. The process of decrypting a message without the key is called cryptanalysis and the method of encrypting messages with ciphers is called cryptography. Dr. Adrian Biglands will provide an introduction to the idea of cryptography and consider the basic mathematics behind both of these topics with historical insights along the way.

The Math and Stats Department Torus Talks showcase the beauty of mathematics and statistics in a low-key and fun way. The talks are pitched to a general university audience and we invite the entire university community to explore mathematics and statistics with us.

Presented by:

Dr. Adrian Biglands

Faculty of Arts and Science
Department of Mathematics and Statistics » 

Event Details

Date February 14, 2020
Start Time 11:00 a.m.
End Time Noon
Location Building 5
Room 5-268
City Centre Campus
10700 – 104 Avenue
Edmonton, AB
Event Type Lecture/speaker/presentation
Contact Person Karen Buro
Contact Phone 780-633-3911
Contact Email