Colloquium: Dane Skabelund (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Event Details

  • Date: Thursday, Jan 18th 2018 4:00pm
  • Venue: 135 TMCB
  • Categories:

Title: Algebraic Curves with Many Points over Finite Fields

Abstract: Algebraic curves with many points over finite fields have proven useful for creating good error-correcting codes and designing efficient algorithms for multiplication in finite fields. In this talk, I will discuss these applications, and describe the construction of two families of curves which meet the Hasse-Weil bound.