An international olympiad in cryptography: students and experts from over 50 countries are going to participate

We are inviting you to take part in The Seventh International Olympiad in Cryptography NSUCRYPTO’2020.

Everybody can participate: school students, university students and experts!
It consists of two independent Internet rounds:
  • the first round (individual) will be held on October 18, 2020;
  • the second round (team) will be held during October 19 – October 26, 2020.
Read what other participants write about NSUCRYPTO! Join us!
And have a look on the problems from the previous Olympiads and their solutions.
Sponsors of the Olympiad:
  • Cryptographic Center (Novosibirsk);
  • Mathematical Center in Akademgorodok;
  • Novosibirsk State University;
Mathematical problems occupy a special place in cryptography. It is well-known that mathematical ideas and results often serve as a stimulus for creation of modern cryptographic systems. Here one can mention concepts of public-key cryptography, algebraic foundations of many symmetric ciphers, applications of cryptographic Boolean functions, etc. It is worth mentioning that language of cryptography is rather mathematical.

NSUCRYPTO is the unique cryptographic Olympiad containing scientific mathematical problems for professionals, school and university students from any country. Its aim is to involve young researchers in solving curious and tough scientific problems of modern cryptography. From the very beginning, the concept of the Olympiad was not to focus on solving olympic tasks but on including unsolved research problems at the intersection of mathematics and cryptography. There were more than 1900 participants from 52 countries in the first six Olympiads NSUCRYPTO (2014–2019)!

We invite you to participate!