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Wednesday, 21 October 2020, 5:00PM - 6:00PM
Online Lecture

Cryptocurrencies: Protocols for Consensus

Professor Andrew Lewis-Pye

THE 2020 BRITISH SOCIETY FOR THE HISTORY OF MATHEMATICS / GRESHAM COLLEGE ANNUAL LECTURE

This event, jointly hosted with the British Society for the History of Mathematics, will focus upon the relationship between mathematics and money, from coinage through to cryptocurrencies.

A lecture by Andrew Lewis-Pye

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Andrew Lewis-Pye is a Professor in the Department of Mathematics at the London School of Economics. His research interests are in computability, algorithmic randomness, network science and cryptocurrencies. 

Prior to coming to LSE, he was a Royal Society University Research Fellow at the University of Leeds, and a Marie-Curie Fellow at the University of Siena.

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