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Theory of Cryptography

Volume 7785 of the series Lecture Notes in Computer Science pp 120-121

Encrypted Messages from the Heights of Cryptomania

  • Craig GentryAffiliated withLancaster UniversityIBM T.J. Watson Research Center

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Abstract

How flexible can encryption be? This question motivated the invention of public key encryption that began modern cryptography. A lot has happened since then. I will focus on two lines of research that I find especially interesting (mainly the second) and the mysterious gap between them.