IEM - Number Theory


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Director: Prof. Dr. Dr. h.c. Gerhard Frey

Secretary: Julia Thiemann

Room ES 004/102
Phone: 201-183-7622
Fax: 201-183-7669
Email: Julia Thiemann
Institute of Experimental Mathematics
Universitity of Duisburg-Essen
Ellernstraße 29
D-45326 Essen


Research areas
The research of the Number Theory Group focusses on arithmetic properties of function fields over finite fields, of modular forms as well as of representations of the absoulte Galois group of number fields. The algorithmic aspect plays an important role.

Of a particular interest are applications to coding theory and cryptography. For this, special elliptic and hyperelliptic curves are constructed, which are relevant for public key systems relying on the discrete logarithm problem.






Last update:15.02.2008