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Presentation. Dr. Michael J. Jacobson, Jr. (UCalgary). November 27th at 2 pm

Posted on: Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Ha Tran and the Office of Research Services would like to invite you to the presentation by Dr. Michael J. Jacobson, Jr. Dr. Jacobson is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science, at the University of Calgary

Title:  Computations in Quadratic Fields
Time: 14:00-15:00 Wednesday, November 27, 2019
Location: AllanWachowich-1-AW125 (CIAR)
Quadratic fields have been studied since the time of Gauss, and in modern times have been used in applications such as integer factorization and public-key cryptography. In this talk, we will give a brief overview of some applications and computational problems in this area. Our main focus will be on computing tables of the ideal class group of quadratic fields, which are used to provide valuable numerical evidence in support of a number of unproven heuristics and conjectures. We will discuss recent efforts to extend existing, unconditionally correct tables of imaginary quadratic fields.