DIAMANT Symposium November 2012

On 29 and 30 November 2012 the DIAMANT Symposium will be held at Kaap Doorn Conferentiecentrum, the Netherlands.

This DIAMANT symposium will include a special afternoon on algebra and number theory in cryptography.

Invited speakers include Craig Gentry (IBM), Gunnar Klau (CWI), Hugues Randriambololona (ENST Paris), Gilles Zémor (Université Bordeaux 1) and Sander Zwegers (Universitat Köln).

How to contribute a talk
In the registration form (see below) Ph.D. students and postdocs can propose to give a talk (submit title and abstract). 


A list with abstracts can be found here. The programme is now available. The special afternoon will take place on Friday. The programme starts Thursday at 11:00 AM.

Conference fee + accommodation

There is partial DIAMANT support for DIAMANT members---provided that they register early enough. DIAMANT members are full and associate professors listed here, as well as their research group members. 


The registration form can be found here.

Travel information

The symposium venue is Kaap Doorn Conferentiecentrum in Doorn. The venue can easily be reached by bus from NS train station Driebergen-Zeist. One takes bus 50 in the direction of Wageningen and gets off at bus stop Sandenburg, near the village of Doorn.

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