Applications of Number Theory to Cryptology
Institute Colloquium by Professor R. Balasubramanian

(Institute Auditorium, 5:10 pm, Tuesday, January 16, 2007.)
About the Speaker:

Professor R. Balasubramanian is widely known for several significant contributions in the field of Number Theory. Of particular importance among his major contributions is his 1986 proof of a 200-year-old conjecture, known as the Waring Conjecture, in collaboration with two French mathematicians Jean-Marc Deshouillers and François Dress.

Professor Balasubramanian is the recipient of several honours including the BM Birla Award, the SS Bhatnagar Award, the Srinivasa Ramanujan Birth Centenary Award of the Indian Science Congress, the Chevalier de l'Ordre National du Mérite and the Padma Shri. He is a fellow of the Indian Academy of Sciences, the Indian National Science Academy and the National Academy of Sciences. He is also the president of the Cryptology Research Society of India.

Professor Balasubramanian has been with the Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai, since 1985 and is its director since 2000.