Prof. Dr. Heiko Knospe

Prof. Dr. Heiko Knospe

Campus Deutz
Betzdorfer Straße 2
50679 Köln
Mailing address


  • Phone: +49 221-8275-2440

Office hours

Office Hour
Thursday, 15:00 to 16:00
Campus Deutz, Betzdorfer Str. 2, Room ZN6-9

Teaching disciplines

  • Mathematics: Calculus, Linear Algebra, Algebra, Number Theory, Statistics
  • Cryptography: Fundamentals, Number Theory, Algebra, Definitions of Security, Block Ciphers, Stream Ciphers, Hash Functions, MAC, Public Key Encryption, Key Establishment, Digital Signatures, Quantum Computing, Lattices, Codes Heiko Knospe, A Course in Cryptography, American Mathematical Society
  • IT Security Security Objectives, Threats, Security Models, Security Protocols, System Security, Network Security, Security Management, Standards Moodle E-Learning

Research fields

  • Cryptography: Algebraic and number-theoretic methods in Cryptography, Post Quantum Cryptography, Lattices, Codes
  • Number Theory: Iwasawa theory, p-adic L-functions, algebraic aspects of nonstandard analysis.
  • Delbourgo, Daniel; Knospe, Heiko (2023): On Iwasawa $λ$-invariants for Abelian Number Fields and Random Matrix Heuristics. In: Mathematics of Computation. Vol. 92, S. 1817 - 1836. (peer-reviewed)
  • Delbourgo, Daniel; Knospe, Heiko (2022): On Iwasawa $λ$-invariants for Abelian Number Fields and Random Matrix Heuristics. In: De.arXiv.org., S. 1 - 159. (peer-reviewed/Open Access)
  • Knospe, Heiko; Washington, Lawrence C. (2021): Dirichlet Series Expansions of p-adic L-functions. In: Abhandlungen aus dem Mathematischen Seminar der Universität Hamburg. Vol. 91, S. 325 - 334. (peer-reviewed/Open Access)
  • Knospe, Heiko (2020): A Note on Regularized Bernoulli Distributions and P-Adic Dirichlet Expansions. (Open Access)
  • Knospe, Heiko (2019): A Course in Cryptography. Providence, Rhode Island: American Mathematical Society (Pure and applied undergraduate texts). (peer-reviewed)
  • Bach, Volker; Knospe, Heiko; Körner, Henning; Krüger, Ulf-Hermann; Langlotz, Hubert (2018): Mindestanforderungen am Übergang Schule/Hochschule. In: Der Mathematikunterricht. Vol. 64, S. 16 - 23. (peer-reviewed)
  • Knospe, Heiko (2016): Nonstandard Measure Spaces with Values in Non-archimedean Fields.
  • Knospe, Heiko (2015): Eine Analyse des AES Algorithmus mit dem Computeralgebrasystem Sage. In: Schott, Dieter (Hrsg.): Proceedings 12. Workshop Mathematik für Ingenieure. Wismar: Hochschule Wismar, Gottlob-Frege-Inst., S. 34 - 44.
  • Knospe, Heiko; Serpé, Christian (2015): Nonstandard Dedekind Rings.

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