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I'm working on my Math PhD at Brown University. I've finished my second year, and now I pursue my interests in analytic number theory. In particular, I study automorphic forms under Dr. Jeff Hoffstein.

I happen to loosely update a math blog at mixedmath.wordpress.com. I put a lot of MSE things on there too, though a lot of the material caters to whatever class I'm teaching at the time (this fall, calc I).


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comment The use of cribs
This was closed two years after I asked it? That's... weird.
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comment The use of cribs
@Paulo I have updated my question. But I would like to point out a few things in case my new question is too long for your tastes. You say it's not interesting because of Kerckhoff's Principle - yet historically many countries have broken many other countries' encryption schemes. And they spend millions of dollars doing so. Now, we have things like RSA, El Gamal, etc - this is true. But it was not always true, and I am shocked that you think we should discount all history and historical code breaking because of a few schemes that we are pretty certain are hard to break today.
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comment The use of cribs
@Paulo If you are asking me, do I personally have a great need to break unknown schemes, then the answer is no. I do want to learn how this was historically done. And to be honest, I'm a graduate mathematician at Brown, and I have a group of friends that creates ciphers for the others to break. So in a sense, yes, but it's not imperative.
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