The goal of this workshop is to explore applications of algebro-geometric methods in cryptography. We will focus on different aspects of the theory of algebraic curves (hyperelliptic and nonhyperelliptic, and some particular cases): fields of Abelian functions and addition laws in these fields, multivariative entire functions which generate the Abelian functions. We are interested in algebraic curves over finite fields.
The Workshop will be held in Podil, the memorial part of Kiev, at the
National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.
There is no registration fee.
Please note, that we do not provide any financial support or reimbursement of travel and living expenses.
We suggest to stay at Vozdvyzhensky Hotel, which is located near the University.
Brief History of the University
The University traces its origins to 1615, when the noblewoman Galshka Gulevicheva donated land and money to build the Brotherhood Monastery School in Kiev. When Petro Mohyla (circa 1597-1647), the Metropolitan of Kyiv, Galich and all Rus, arrived in Kiev and decided to open a school at Kiev-Pechersk Lavra, the Brotherhood Monastery School appealed to Mohyla not to open a new school but to use the existing institution as the base. Mohyla agreed, and in 1632 the Brotherhood Monastery School was reorganized into the Kiev-Mohyla Collegium, in 1658 it obtained the status of an Academy. Under Mohyla's protection, the monastery and school received additional land and financial support. The aim of the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy was to master the intellectual skills and learning of contemporary Europe and apply them to education in Ukraine. The academy was open to young men from all social strata and attracted students and scholars from Ukraine and other European countries. It flourished at the end of the 17th century and enjoyed its golden age during the reign of Hetman Ivan Mazepa (1687-1709), when enrollment was more than 2,000. The academy's golden age came to an abrupt end with Mazepa's defeat at Poltava in 1709. The ban by Tsar Peter I on Ukrainian publications and religious texts in Ukrainian was a further heavy blow. The school revived for a time after Peter's death, but suffered again under Catherine the Great, whose abolition of the hetmanate in 1764 and secularization of the monasteries in 1786 deprived the academy of its chief sources of financial support. In 1817 the Kyiv-Mohyla Academy was closed down. In 1991, when Ukraine gained its independence, the academy was revived as National University of Kyiv-Mohyla Academy.