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The Science of Secrets

Have you ever shared your credit card information over the Internet and worried about the security of your transaction?

Former Google researcher Juliana Belding will explain the art of completing a private communication in a public space during her talk on “Mathematics Colloquium: Curves and Cryptography” at 4:30 p.m. on Friday, April 18 in Napier 201.

Belding is in the process of completing her Ph.D. thesis in algebraic number theory and cryptography at the University of Maryland. She obtained her master's degree in mathematics from the University of Maryland College Park and holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics, summa cum laude, from Bryn Mawr College with honors in math and a minor in French.

In the past, Belding has presented talks at Bryn Mawr College, Richard Stockton College of New Jersey and the University of Maryland. She has been published in ANTS VIII, Journal of Number Theory and will be published in an expository text for undergraduate math major Mathematics: It’s Not Just Calculus!

Belding's awards include the Seymour Goldberg Prize for Written Exposition, the Excellence in Teaching Award, the Dorothy N. Marshall Fellow in Research and Teaching and the Charles S. Hinchman Scholar Award for Excellence in Major.

This event, sponsored by the Math/CS Club, is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served at 4:15 p.m.