Jens Franke (born June 29, 1964) is a German mathematician. He has held a chair at the University of Bonn's Hausdorff Center for Mathematics since 1992. Franke's research has covered various problems of number theory, algebraic geometry and analysis on locally symmetric spaces.
|Born||June 29, 1964|
|Alma mater||University of Jena|
|Awards||Oberwolfach Prize (1993)|
EMS Prize (1992)
|Institutions||University of Bonn|
|Doctoral advisor||Hans Triebel|
In recent years, Franke worked on an implementation of the Number Field Sieve algorithm for prime decomposition. In May 2007, he and his colleague Thorsten Kleinjung announced the factorization of M1039, the 1,039th Mersenne number.