David G. Cantor

I learned that David G. Cantor died at the age of 77.  A small article is here.  I never met him, but he is well-known due to his paper “Computing in the Jacobian of a hyperelliptic curve” in Mathematics of Computation, 1991 that gives the famous Cantor algorithm for computing in hyperelliptic curves.

 — Steven Galbraith

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One Response to David G. Cantor

  1. Christine says:

    I really liked him. I emailed him for a copy of that paper when I was doing my PhD, and it arrived in the mail in an envelope, with a nice letter in beautiful old-fashioned handwriting.

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