UCLA Olga Radko Endowed Math Circle

1/14/2018 -- High School I: Cryptography, Introduction

Today we are going to take a look at one of the most enduring 'real world' problems which is greatly aided by mathematical study, cryptography. The practice of concealing, decoding, and hiding messages has been around since the dawn of time, but the desire for efficient and unbreakable codes has accelerated in recent years.