2008 – Introduction to elliptic curves

organizer Nicolas Macris
office INR 134
phone 38114
email [email protected]

meetings: wednesdays 11h00 – 12h30 in room INR 113


This semester we will try to learn something about elliptic curves, based on the book (can be consulted in INR 120)

“Elliptic Curves: Number Theory and Cryptography”, by Lawrence Washington

The plan is to cover about half of the book which introduces elliptic curves on finite fields and their applications. We will meet on a weekly basis for presentations on the board by interested participants and assume zero previous knowledge of the subject ! We start on wednesday 5 of march.


speaker date topic
Nicolas march 5 intro and organisation
Amin march 12 the group law
Shan yuan march 19 j invariant
easter break march 26
Satish april 2 endomorphisms
Nicolas april 11 (friday at 14h15) torsion points
Shrinivas april 16 Weil pairing
Mahdi april 23 Hasse bound
Iryna april 30 factoring
we are in porto may 7
Harm may 14 discrete log
Peter may 21 MOV attack
Emina may 28
june 4