Ep.13- Private Key/Public Key, Cryptography in History, and Why Nigel Became a Cryptographer | Ask the Professor

In this episode of “Ask the Professor,” Prof. Nigel Smart answers the internet’s burning questions:  

  • Why can’t one figure out the private key by looking inside the public key?  
  • How can you lose your head in cryptography?  
  • Why did you get into cryptography? 

In the ‘Ask the Professor’ video series, Professor Nigel Smart, a world-renowned expert in applied cryptography, and professor at the COSIC group at the KU Leuven was Vice President of the International Association for Cryptologic Research and a fellow of the IACR. Prof. Smart answers the internet’s most interesting questions about cryptography.  

Based on questions from popular blogs, forums, and social media—this series is relevant for both beginners and advanced crypto enthusiasts alike. 


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