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Holomorphic Functions and Abelian Varieties
(dt. Holomorphe Funktionen und Abelsche Varietäten)

Level, degree of commitment Specialization module, depends on importing study program
Forms of teaching and learning,
Lecture (4 SWS), recitation class (2 SWS),
270 hours (90 h attendance, 180 h private study)
Credit points,
formal requirements
9 CP
Course requirement(s): Successful completion of at least 50 percent of the points from the weekly exercises.
Examination type: Written or oral examination (individual examination)
The grading is done with 0 to 15 points according to the examination regulations for the degree program M.Sc. Mathematics.
Origin M.Sc. Mathematics
One semester,
Im Wechsel mit anderen specialization moduleen
Person in charge of the module's outline Prof. Dr. Thomas Bauer


Holomorphic functions: Deepening knowledge about the theory of holomorphic functions of one variable (Theorem of Mittag-Leffler, Weierstraßsch product theorem, elliptic functions)

Analytic functions of several variables: Holomorphic functions, Weierstraß preparation theorem, algebraic properties of the ring of power series

Abelian varieties: Complex tori and Abelian varieties, theta functions, divisors, Néron-Severi group, Riemann-Roch theorem, projective embeddings

Qualification Goals

Students will

  • Know classical results of advanced function theory of a variable,
  • are able to deal with holomorphic functions in several variables required in complex and algebraic geometry,
  • know Abelian varieties as an important class of complex manifolds,
  • understand the study of divisors on these manifolds as an essential tool for understanding geometry and possible projective embeddings,
  • Have been introduced to current research questions,
  • have deepened mathematical ways of working (developing mathematical intuition and its formal justification, abstraction, proof),
  • have improved their oral communication skills in exercises by practicing free speech in front of an audience and in discussion.


None. The competences taught in the following modules are recommended: either Foundations of Mathematics and Linear Algebra I and Linear Algebra II or Basic Linear Algebra, either Analysis I and Analysis II or Basic Real Analysis, either Complex Analysis and Vector Analysis or Complex Analysis.


The module can be attended at FB12 in study program(s)

  • B.Sc. Mathematics
  • M.Sc. Computer Science
  • M.Sc. Mathematics
  • LAaG Mathematics

When studying M.Sc. Mathematics, this module can be attended in the study area Compulsory Elective Modules in Mathematics.

The module can also be used in other study programs (export module).

The module is assigned to Pure Mathematics. Further information on eligibility can be found in the description of the study area.

Recommended Reading

  • Fischer/Lieb: Funktionentheorie. Vieweg-Verlag.
  • S. Lang: Introduction to Algebraic and Abelian Functions. Springer-Verlag.

Please note:

This page describes a module according to the latest valid module guide in Winter semester 2023/24. Most rules valid for a module are not covered by the examination regulations and can therefore be updated on a semesterly basis. The following versions are available in the online module guide:

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