Seminar Elliptic Curves


An elliptic curve is a geometric object which carries a group structure. Elliptic curves arise in many areas of mathematics and can be studied using tools from algebra, complex analysis or topology. The seminar introduces basic aspects of elliptic curves. Later talks will discuss applications of elliptic curves to complex analysis, number theory, and cryptography.


Elemente der Algebra; the course Diophantine Equations is helpful but not necessary.

The seminar is a good companion of either the Bachelor course Algorithmic Algebra and Number Theory, or of the Master course Algebra.


Target group

Bachelor / Master (Wahlpflicht)


at most 12


weekly talks


The literature will be in english. Talks are preferably given in english as well.


Send an email to Jeroen Hanselman. Please mention your study program, semester and matriculation number.



 Dr. Angelos Koutsianas

 Jeroen Hanselman