### hēg denu

The old english words from which my name is derived,*hēg*'hay' +*denu*'valley'.-
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# Tag Archives: Number Theory

## Number Theory in Cryptography Summer School

Last week I was in Warwick for a summer school on number theory in cryptography. All the speakers were fantastic and I had a great time learning about some of the cryptographic applications of number theory and also trying my … Continue reading

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## Tenth Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium

At the beginning of July I went to San Diego for the 10th Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium (ANTS-X). It was a week of meeting a group of number theorists from around the world (lots from Sydney which surprised me). I … Continue reading

## Beginning Magma

My PhD research will make use of a software package called Magma, used for computation in number theory, algebra, algebraic geometry, and algebraic combinatorics. Although I had briefly looked into Magma earlier in the year, I gave it more of a … Continue reading

## The curse of pure mathematics

When I explained my recent attempt to explain what I’m studying to my parents, my thesis director replied (I’m translating a paraphrasing here): That’s the curse of what we do, you’ll never be able to explain it to your friends. … Continue reading

## The Queen of Mathematics

I have this paper on number theory, written by a group here at the Autònoma, as an example of the research they do. The thing is, I don’t understand the first sentence of the abstract. So I’m reading a text … Continue reading