# Mathematician:Bailey Whitfield Diffie

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## Mathematician

American mathematician and cryptographer.

One of the pioneers of public-key cryptography

Inventor with Martin Edward Hellman of the trapdoor function.

## Nationality

American

## History

- Born: June 5, 1944 in Washington, D.C., United States

## Theorems and Definitions

- Trapdoor Function (with Martin Edward Hellman)
- Diffie-Hellman Key Exchange (with Martin Edward Hellman)

## Publications

- 1976:
*New Directions in Cryptography*(with Martin Edward Hellman)

## Also known as

Usually uses the name **Whitfield**, or, informally, **Whit**.