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Kenneth Ireland Research Lecture - Splitting of Abelian varieties-FR

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Posted on Sep 25, 2018

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Dr. V Kumar Murty, Professor of Mathematics at the University of Toronto, will deliver the 2018 Kenneth Ireland Memorial Lecture Series. In addition to Wednesday's public lecture, Dr Murty will give a research lecture on Thursday, Sept. 27 at 3:30 p.m. in Tilley Hall, 303. This lecture's title and abstract are as follows.

Title: Splitting of Abelian varieties

Abstract: It is well-known that an irreducible polynomial over the integers might factor modulo p for every prime p. We shall study a geometric analogue of this involving Abelian varieties. The problem arises naturally when one considers the possible use of Abelian varieties in cryptographic schemes.

Dr. Murty received his BSc from Carleton University and his PhD in Mathematics from Harvard University. He has been a faculty member at the University of Toronto since 1987. His research, which is in the fields of number theory, algebraic geometry, and their applications to information technology, has been recognized with the prestigious Steacie Fellowship and election to the Royal Society of Canada. During the last nine years, he served as the Chair of the Department of Mathematics and helped create the Centre for Applied Mathematics.

Hosted by the Department of Mathematics and Statistics at Fredericton, the Kenneth Ireland Memorial Lecture Series honours the late Dr Kenneth F Ireland, Professor of Mathematics and Statistics. Dr Ireland is fondly remembered as a great colleague, a fine writer, and a skilled musician, with a profound interest in the history of mathematics; his graduate-level textbook on number theory, written with Dr Michael Rosen of Brown University, remains an internationally highly-regarded standard text.

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