Prof. Dr. Jens Franke

E-mail: franke(at)
Phone: +49 228 73 2952
Room: 1.026
Location: Mathematics Center
Institute: Mathematical Institute
Research Areas: Research Area KL
Former Research Area D
Former Research Area L
Birthdate: 29.Jun 1964
Mathscinet-Number: 237434

Academic Career


PhD, University of Jena

1986 - 1988

Postdoc, Moscow State University, Russia

1988 - 1989

Postdoc, Weierstrass Institute for Applied Analysis and Stochastics, Berlin

1989 - 1989

Postdoc, Max Planck Institute, Bonn

1989 - 1991

Postdoc, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, NJ, USA

1991 - 1992

Postdoc, Max Planck Institute, Bonn

Since 1992

Professor (C3), University of Bonn

Research Profile

Automorphic forms

Homological Algebra

Algorithmic algebraic and analytic number theory

Research Projects and Activities

Implementations of the Number Field Sieve and of elliptic curve primality proving

Algorithmic applications to the Weil explicit formula, in particular to the calculation of the prime counting function

Contribution to Research Areas

Former Research Area D
Former Research Area L
Research Area KL

Publication List



EMS Prize


Oberwolfach Prize

Selected PhD students

Matthias Strauch (1997): “Höhentheoretische Zetafunktionen von Faserbündeln über verallgemeinerten Fahnenvarietäten”,
now Professor, Indiana University, IN, USA

Jürgen Adleff (2000): “Zelluläre Modellkategorien und Grothendieck-Verdier-Dualität in der verallgemeinerten Kohomologie”

Georg Biedermann (2004): “Interpolation Categories for Homology Theories”,
now Postdoc, LAGA, University of Paris 13, France

Volker Meusers (2007): “Local L(2)-Cohomology of Shimura Varieties”

Supervised Theses

  • PhD theses: 8, currently 4
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