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Colloquium d'Informatique de L'UPMC Sorbonne Universités
Silvio Micali, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Tuesday 26 May 2015 6:00 PM
Amphi 25 Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Jussieu Campus)

Proof, Secrets, and Computation

Silvio Micali

Silvio Micali has received his Laurea in Mathematics from the University of Rome, and his PhD in Computer Science from the University of California at Berkeley. Since 1983 he has been a member of the MIT faculty, in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science Department, where is currently is the Associate Department Haead.

Silvio’s research interests are cryptography, zero knowledge, pseudo-random generation, secure protocols, and mechanism design.

Silvio has received the Turing Award, the Gödel Prize, and the RSA prize. He is a member of the National Academy of Sciences, the National Academy of Engineering, and the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.


We show how Theory of Computation has revolutionized our millenary notion of a proof, revealing its unexpected applications to our new digital world. In particular, we shall demonstrate how interaction can make proofs much easier to verify, dramatically limit the amount of knowledge released, and yield the most secure identification schemes to date.

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Contact: Antoine Joux

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There will be a cocktail at 5:15 PM, in front of Amphi 25.

Amphi 25
Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Jussieu Campus)
4, place Jussieu
Paris Vème (métro Jussieu)
How to reach Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Jussieu campus).

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