18.783 - Elliptic Curves

Lecturer: Andrew Sutherland

Office: 2-341B

Email: drew@math.mit.edu

Time and Place: MW 1-2:30, 1-190 *** ROOM CHANGE ***

Office Hours: T 1:30-2:30, F 2-3

Graders: Nicholas Triantafillou (office hours W10-11 in 2-239), Christopher Ryba, and Yichi Zhang


A computationally focused introduction to elliptic curves, with applications to number theory and cryptography. Lecture notes from the 2017 edition of this course are available on OCW. The 2019 edition will include some additional material on isogeny graphs relevant to post-quantum ECC.

Prerequisites: A course in algebra covering groups, rings, and fields. May be taken concurrently with 18.702.


03-18-19  Reminder: there is no class on Wednesday March 20.

03-18-19  Problem Set 6 has been posted. It is due by noon on Monday April 1 (really).

03-18-19  The notes for Lecture 13 have been posted.

03-16-19  The notes for Lecture 12 have been posted.

03-14-19  The notes for Lecture 11 have been posted.