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SkillsCast

Mersenne Primes and Related Algorithms

7th December 2015 in London at CodeNode

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Prime numbers turn up in surprising places and are utilised extensively in the world of cryptography. I will look at a particular class of prime numbers made popular by the staggering size of the ones that have been discovered. I will also examine how we can tell that these numbers are truly prime and some of the algorithmic techniques used in this process. There will be some exploration in leveraging GPU devices in applying some of these techniques.

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Mersenne Primes and Related Algorithms

Blair Azzopardi

Blair is an amateur mathematician originally from Sussex. He enjoys researching many different fields from applied mathematics to number theory. In his spare time, he also likes to build robots with his Raspberry Pi.

SkillsCast

Prime numbers turn up in surprising places and are utilised extensively in the world of cryptography. I will look at a particular class of prime numbers made popular by the staggering size of the ones that have been discovered. I will also examine how we can tell that these numbers are truly prime and some of the algorithmic techniques used in this process. There will be some exploration in leveraging GPU devices in applying some of these techniques.

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Thanks to our sponsors

About the Speaker

Mersenne Primes and Related Algorithms

Blair Azzopardi

Blair is an amateur mathematician originally from Sussex. He enjoys researching many different fields from applied mathematics to number theory. In his spare time, he also likes to build robots with his Raspberry Pi.