## The Birthday Paradox and Attacks on Public-key Cryptography |

**Kathryn Lesh**

Union College

October 23, 2006

7:00 pm

Bailey Hall 312

Refreshments will be served

How many people must be in a room before there is at least a 50% chance that two of them have the same birthday? I'll talk about how the answer--a surprisingly small number--turns out to have implications for the encryption methods that we use every day to secure communication over the Internet.

For additional information, send e-mail to math@union.edu or call (518) 388-6246.

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