Survey of Recent Developments on Certain Classes of Functions on Finite Fields

Speaker: Gary McGuire (UCD)

Time: 4.00 PM

Date: Thursday March 7th 2013

Location: Mathematics Seminar Room, Room AG 1.01, First Floor, Agriculture Building, UCD Belfield


Classes of functions between finite fields, such as permutation polynomials, planar polynomials, and perfectly nonlinear polynomials, have applications to problems in finite geometry, cryptography and combinatorics. We will survey some recent classification results on these polynomials. All joint work with Fernando Hernando, and some with Francisco Monserrat.

Series: K Theory, Quadratic Form and Number Theory Seminar Series