On this page I might occasionally write down some of my thoughts,
although the topics could differ between all of my interests.
In her phenomenal work The Books of Jacob, on the life of Jacob Frank, Olga Tokarczuk captures the obscure twists and turns of Frankism. The Frankist movement started in Poland in the 18th century and passed through the Ottoman world and eastern Europe only to end with the death of Jacob Frank in 1791 inContinue reading “The Books of Jacob, and Trumpism”
When reading any work of Jonathan Franzen after The Corrections (2001), take special note of the way he shapes characters: Alfred and Enid, an older couple, and Chip, Denise, and Gary, their adult children. They feel real as if they are more than just personalities. They are people you could recognise on the street, they could shareContinue reading “The genius of Jonathan Franzen”
In this short note we try to find radical isogenies on twisted Edwards curves. We will do so by first looking at what radical isogenies are, and then look at how radical isogenies should work on twisted Edwards curves. Finally, by firing up a computer algebra system, we find the concrete radical isogeny formula forContinue reading “Radical isogenies on (twisted) Edwards curves”
Our concept of trust is about to change. The recent rise of deepfakes, highly convincing fake audio or video files that are manipulated using machine learning techniques, is deeply disturbing and will have a high impact on what is meant by trust in the near future. How do we decide what is real and what is fake? WillContinue reading “Deepfakes and digital signatures”
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