Sabancı University Mathematics Colloquium

Low-degree planar polynomials over finite fields of characteristic two
Daniele Bartoli
Universita degli Studi di Perugia, Italy
Özet : Planar functions are mappings from a finite field F_q to itself with an extremal differential property. Such functions give rise to finite projective planes and other combinatorial objects. There is a subtle difference between the definitions of these functions depending on the parity of q and we consider the case that q is even. We classify polynomials of degree at most q^{1/4} that induce planar functions on F_q, by showing that such polynomials are precisely those in which the degree of every monomial is a power of two. As a corollary we obtain a complete classification of exceptional planar polynomials, namely polynomials over F_q that induce planar functions on infinitely many extensions of F_q. The proof strategy is to study the number of F_q-rational points of an algebraic curve attached to a putative planar function. Our methods also give a simple proof of a new partial result for the classification of almost perfect nonlinear functions.
  Tarih : 13.12.2018
  Saat : 12:40
  Yer : FENS G015
  Dil : English
  Not : Joint work with Kai-Uwe Schmidt