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PKC 2007 Conference Held

April 17,2007

The 10th International Conference on Theory and Practice of Public Key Cryptography (PKC) opened at the FIT Building of Tsinghua on April 17.

Turing Award Winner, Professor Adi Shamir from Israel’s Weizmann Institute of Science, Turing Award Winner, Professor Andrew Chi-chih Yao from Tsinghua, Tsinghua Vice President Xie Weihe, and representatives from the Ministry of Science and Technology, the Ministry of Education, the State Administration of Foreign Experts Affairs, and the National Natural Science Foundation of China, participated in the opening ceremony held that morning.

A total of more than 100 experts in cryptology from home and abroad attended the three-day meeting. It is the first time for the meeting to be held in China.

“The meeting will help promote the development of cryptology in China,” said Yao.

Tsinghua President Gu Binglin exchanged ideas with some experts prior to the opening ceremony.

(Photo by Guo Haijun)