PULSE lecture series

Discover the real world use of mathematics and statistics with our PULSE lecture series for secondary students and teachers.

PULSE lectures take place twice a year and give students an opportunity to visit the University and meet staff from the Mathematics and Statistics departments.

Mathematics and Cryptology. Mathematics has long been used to protect information.
Mathematics has long been used to protect information

Event details

Date

Thursday, 1 August 2019

Time

5pm - 6pm

Title | Mathematics and Cryptology

Dr Arkadii Slinko will speak about how mathematics has long been used to protect information, and how this continues to be vital in modern society.

PULSE lectures are free of charge.

For enquiries or to register your interest in attending, please email pulse@auckland.ac.nz

Location

University of Auckland
Science Centre
Lecture theatre MLT2
Level 1, Building 303
38 Princes Street
Auckland City
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