Algebraic Geometry, Number Theory and Applications in Cryptography and Robot kinematics






This school aims to offer an intensive teaching session to graduate students and young researchers. That concerns key topics in Algebraic Geometry and Number Theory. Indeed many classical results and methods in these areas are used in flourishing domains of applied mathematics. We selected the following six courses:

  •  Algebraic number theory and class field theory.
  • Tate module and abelian varieties.
  • Quantitative and algorithmic recent results in real algebraic geometry.
  • Advanced topics in semi-algebraic geometry.
  • Counting points on algebraic varieties.
  • Fundamental groups in Algebraic and Arithmetic Geometry.

These fundamental courses describe all theoretical elements needed for the applications in cryptography and robot kinematics which will be developed at the end of the school.

Beyond lectures, we are also planning sessions devoted to solving exercises and to computer experiments with Pari/GP and Sage.

We expect that at the end of the school every participant will be able to select a suitable hyperelliptic curve for constructing some cryptosystems based on the discrete logarithm problem in its Jacobian. 

Administrative and scientific coordinators

Aminatou PECHA (University of Maroua,
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Christian MAIRE (Université de Besançon,
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Scientific program

Course 1: "Basic algebraic number theory and class field theory", Elisa LORENZO GARCIA (University Rennes 1, France)

Course 2: "Tate Module and Abelian Varieties", Christian MAIRE (Université de Besançon, France)

Course 3: "Quantitative and algorithmic recent results in real algebraic geometry", Marie-Françoise ROY (Université de Rennes 1, France)

Course 4: "Advanced topics in semi-algebraic geometry and modelization in Robot Kinematics", Michel COSTE (Université de Rennes 1, France)

Course 5: "Point counting on algebraic varieties and applications in cryptography", Tony EZOME (Université des Sciences et Techniques de Masuku, Gabon)

Course 6: "Fundamental groups in Algebraic and Arithmetic Geometry", Marco GARUTI (Universita Degli Studi di Padova, Italy)

Website of the school

How to participate

For registration and application to a CIMPA financial support, follow the instructions given here

Deadline for registration and application:  March 24, 2019.