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PRIMES is in P

Samuel S. Wagstaff, Jr. - CERIAS

Feb 12, 2003

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On August 6, 2002, Manindra Agrawal, Neeraj Kayal, and Nitin Saxena
of the Indian Institute of Technolgy in Kanpur announced that there
is a deterministic polynomial-time algorithm for testing whether
a number is prime or composite.

Their paper is available at: http://www.cse.iitk.ac.in/primality.pdf

We will explain what this terminology means, why we should care,
what was known before their work, and what their new algorithm is.

Unless otherwise noted, the security seminar is held on Wednesdays at 4:30P.M. STEW G52, West Lafayette Campus. More information...


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