Se­mi­nar Cur­rent To­pics in Cryp­to­gra­phy


  • F0.225 is the room for the first talks (10.12.19, 16:15). 
  • New date for the first time slot for talks is 10.12.19, 16:15.
  • Introductory talk time and room is 23.10.19, 16:15, FU.511.
  • Slides from the seminar kick-off meeting (09.10.2019) including formalities and dates (link).
  • Slides from the introductory talk (23.10.2019): (pptx)
  • You may be interested in our Seminar FAQ

Dates and Ti­mes





Until Monday 14th


send us top 3 topics and your preferred time slot

deadline is at 23:59

Wednesday 16th


assignment of topics


Until Friday 18th 


exchange topic with willing students and inform us

deadline is at 23:59

Individual meetings with supervisor


topic kick-off meeting


23.10.19, 16:15, FU.511


introductory talk




Q&A day


10.12.19, 16:15, F0.225


first slot for talk

send us your slides one week before your talk

29.01.20 & 30.01.20


second slot for talk

send us your slides one week before your talk



essay draft




deadline: essay final version



Topic Choice

You send us your top 3 of seminar topics that interest you. We distribute the topics and send you your assigned topic as well as your supervisor. You can also swap your topic once with another willing person.

Introductory Talk

We will give a talk on the style of a scientific paper and how to work with literature. This is mandatory.

Kick-Off Meeting

You meet individually with your supervisor. We expect you read your assigned paper and understood the main idea by this point. We discuss your tasks and questions you have.

Q&A Day

We answer all of your questions in detail. This is one day in the semester where you can arrange a meeting with your topic supervisor.

Essay Draft

You hand in a draft of your essay. We strongly recommend that it to be "feature complete", i.e. everything you plan to have in the final essay should be included in this version. This is your chance to get comprehensive feedback on your work.

Talk Slides

We ask you to turn in the slides of your talk (presentation). We will give feedback for this.


You will present your topic for all seminar participants and the supervisors in one talk (either in the first slot or second slot). Your talk should last 1h including discussion (so you should plan to talk around 45-50 minutes). 

Essay Final Version

The final version of the essay should incorporate the feedback given for the draft version and your talk.

Se­mi­nar To­pics

The following is the list of seminar topics.


In this seminar there are two time slots for giving your talk. You can either give your talk in the middle of the semester or at the end of the semester.

Any slot: All students have to hand in their slides one week before their talk.


Your essay should be 10 to 12 pages. The deadline for the final version of the essay is shown in the table at the top. It should be in the style of a scientific paper. If you like, you can use our LaTeX templates as a starting point. 


Your talk should last 1h including discussion (so you should plan to talk around 45-50 minutes). You will be able to show slides (bring your own laptop with HDMI or VGA or contact your supervisor). The format is 16:9. If you like, you can use one of our templates as a starting point.