Advanced Methods of Cryptography (V2/Ü1)

Applied Cryptography II

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The lecture Advanced Methods of Cryptography will start five minutes later at 8.15 am from Friday 21st October on.

Lecture Dates (Campus)
Exercise Dates (Campus)
Exam Dates (Campus)
Klausur Cryptography 1 (BSc)


Public key cryptography, cryptographic hash functions, signature schemes, identification and entity authentication, elliptic curves, quantum cryptography


The knowledge of Cryptography I is recommended.

Basic knowledge in stochastics and number theory.



The first lecture will take place on Friday, 14.10.2011, in the lecture hall II, Templergraben 55, Hauptgebäde.

The first exercise will take place on Tuesday, 18.10.2011, in the lecture hall kl. Phys., Schinkelstrasse 2.

There will be no exercise on Tuesday, 11.10.2011.

Usually, new exercise-sheets are available one week before the corresponding solutions are presented.

Students have the opportunity to hand in their solved problems of the current exercise before it is presented, using the L2P-website of this course. Corrections and comments are provided one week later.

During the exam you can use a non-graphical, non-programmable calculator as well as the help-sheet (Hilfsblatt) of cryptography, which will be distributed by us at the same time as the exam problems. Bringing your own material is forbidden.

Please note that on Tuesday the 1st of November no exercise will take place. Exercise 3 will be held on Tuesday the 8th of November. The Exercise sheet will be published latest on the 31st of October.

There is no lecture on Friday 09.12.2011 due to Dies.

Please register for the exam by sending an email entitled "AMC exam" to Henning Maier.

This is NOT the official registration to the ZPA, this is only for organizational purposes.

Please include the corresponding information, which is highlighted in bold letters here, in your email:

The review exercise (Zusatzübung) for Cryptography I will be presented on Friday 24.02.12 at 14:00h in WSH, 4th floor, seminar room 24A407, and for Advanced Methods of Cryptography at 15:30h.

We provide an extra consultation hour (Fragestunde) before the exam on Friday 02.03.12 at 14:00h in WSH, 4th floor, seminar room 24A407.

The examination will take place on Friday, 09.03.2012, in Grüner Hörsaal AM (Gr), Wüllnerstraße 9. The exact times will be announced later.

Update: The exam will begin at 14:00h for all versions.

The results are now online. The passwort was distributed during the exam with your information sheet. If your key is lost or does not match, please contact Michael or Henning with your official RWTH-email-address and ID.

On Thursday, the 22.03.2012 at 14h, we provide an exam inspection in the seminar room of TI (WSH 24A407).


Download of exercise sheets:

Consultation hour

Prof. Dr. R. Mathar Mi. 09:00 - 10:00
Dr. Michael Reyer Mi. von 09:00 - 10:00
Dipl.-Ing. Henning Maier nach Absprache

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