How suspicious parties can work together safely
Cryptographer Max Fillinger developed new methods to analyse a group of algorithms called commitments schemes. These schemes are building blocks for c...
The million dollar proof
PhD student Raymond van Bommel decided to pore upon one of the most complicated mathematical problems of our time; the solution of it is worth 1 milli...
Serge Fehr appointed as Professor Quantum information theory
As of 1 June, Serge Fehr has been appointed as Professor Quantum information theory at the Leiden Mathematical Institute (MI). Fehr is employed by Cen...
Djordjo Milovic wins Stieltjes prize
On 4 April 2018 the Stieltjes prize 2016 was awarded to Djordjo Milovic for his PhD thesis 'On the 16-rank of class groups of quadratic number fields'.
Roland van der Veen to receive MAA Beckenbach Book Prize
The book ‘The Riemann Hypothesis: A Million Dollar Problem’ has been elected by the Mathematical Association of America (MAA) as one of the best books...
ERC Advanced Grant for cryptographer Ronald Cramer
Ronald Cramer has been awarded an ERC Advanced Grant for his proposal 'Algebraic Methods for Stronger Crypto'. He will receive 2.5 million euro for re...
'Maths is often way ahead of practical applications'
A secret code that we currently use to send e-mails securely is based on the maths of a century ago. The geometrical surfaces that Dino Festi studied ...
Maths research in Leiden excellent
An international committee has assessed the maths research at all Dutch universities over the period from 2009 to 2014. Maths in Leiden was awarded th...
Ionica Smeets in Dutch television show ‘Zomergasten’
As from 20 July, six people are being interviewed for over three hours for the Dutch television show ‘Zomergasten’ at the VPRO.
Duong Hoang Dung first Algant PhD student to receive a doctoral degree
Vietnamese mathematician Dung is the first to complete his dissertation within the Erasmus Mundus Algant PhD-programme, under the supervision of Prof....
Mersenne primes on TV
The discovery of a new Mersenne prime was discussed on national TV by Hendrik Lenstra and Bas Jansen, who defended his thesis on Mersenne Primes in de...