Claus P. Schnorr


Claus P. Schnorr
Claus-Peter Schnorr

C.-P. Schorr at Oberwolfach, 1986.
Born 4 August 1943
Fields Mathematics
Cryptography
Institutions Johann Wolfgang Goethe University
Known for Schnorr group
Notable awards Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize

Claus-Peter Schnorr (born 4 August 1943) is a distinguished German mathematician and cryptographer. He received his Ph.D. from the University of Saarbrücken in 1966, and his habilitation in 1970. Schnorr's contributions to cryptography include his study of Schnorr groups, which are used in the digital signature algorithm bearing his name. Besides this, Schnorr is known for his contributions to algorithmic information theory and for creating an approach to the definition of an algorithmically random sequence which is alternative to the concept of Martin-Löf randomness.

Schnorr is currently professor of mathematics and computer science at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe university at Frankfurt. He is also a Distinguished Associate of RSA Laboratories, and a joint recipient of the Gottfried Wilhelm Leibniz Prize in 1993.

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