Playing with ideas for my next Maths Club talk ...

I don't think I'll get through all of that.

If anyone has any questions, comments, or thoughts, I'd love to hear them.

I *can* explain pretty much all of it. But as people sometimes say, just because you *can*, that doesn't necessarily mean you *should* ...

@ColinTheMathmo How does it usually go? You randomly go through this graph and talk about what's inside the vertices?

@erou If I'm preparing a talk I'll have this as a larger conext, then choose the subgraph I want to cover, then linearise it. In this case, though, I might leave open all the options and let the audience guide where we go.

My intention is to cover DHMW and why it's interesting. That will require the subgraph above and below.

Then we can start spreading ...

Does that make sense?

@erou (I'm off to bed now, we can continue this in 9 hours from now.)

@ColinTheMathmo Yeah, it sounds exciting! I want to draw a graph like that with stuff that I could talk about now 🙂

@erou It takes a little effort, but that diagram is easy to generate using GraphViz. I'm thinking about a way of making it easier, but I'm sure there are tools out there already to do this.

You should do it - pick something and spread from there.

@ColinTheMathmo Good luck structuring your talk! Will it be posted online anywhere?

@acciomath It will be very free form and unrecorded, so I don't think I'll be able to write "the talk" yet.

I might create something later. If so, I'll blog about it, so if you follow my blog then you'll see it. I'll also post a link to it here.

Thanks for your interest.

@ColinTheMathmo All of it looks really interesting, but I'm most intrigued by the elliptic curve factoring, as that is an area that I have the least knowledge of

@acciomath In essence, it's "just" Pollard p-1 in a different group. I don't know your background or how much you know about any of that, but I'd be happy to dissect that comment and explain more. I'm not an expert, and that comment actually contains most of what I know.

@ColinTheMathmo to be perfectly honest, I don't know what Pollard p-1 is nor what it means to have it in a different group. I'm just a senior in high school that does a lot of reading and learning on the side for fun.

@acciomath Cool - always happy to have a chat about these things and help people understand more.

Stand by ...

@acciomath They are intriguing. I especially like CFrac and Pollard Rho. They're not the fastest, they're not the most modern, but they are unexpectedly elegant.

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