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Florian Breuer

Professor Mathematics at Stellenbosch University

Currently resides in: Western Cape, South Africa

Born in Vienna Austria

Florian Breuer is the Professor Mathematics at Stellenbosch University. He is listed by the Mail & Guardian as one of the top 200 young South Africans of 2013 in the science & technology section.

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Current Position(s)

Professor | Mathematics | Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch, South Africa | January 2013 - present

Academia, Education and Training

Previous Position(s)

Associate Professor | Mathematics | Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch, South Africa | October 2007 - January 2013

Academia, Education and Training

Senior Lecturer | Mathematics | Stellenbosch University
Stellenbosch, South Africa | July 2003 - October 2007

Academia, Education and Training

Educational history


Paul Roos Gymnasium


Université Denis Diderot

Paris, France | Awarded in 2002

Doctorat (Ph.D), mention très honorable - Mathématiques

Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch, South Africa | Completed 1997

Bachelor of Science cum laude - Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Stellenbosch University

Stellenbosch, South Africa | Awarded in 1998

Bachelor of Science with Honours cum laude - Mathematics and Theoretical Physics

Université Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris VI)

Paris, France | Completed 1999

Diplôme d'Etudes Approfondies - Méthodes Algébriques



Alexander von Humboldt Fellowship for Experienced Researchers | 2010

Bronze medal | 1998

South African Mathematical Society

Dean's Medal | 1998

Faculty of Sciences, University of Stellenbosch

Meiring Naudé Medal | 2007

The Royal Society of South Africa awarded him the Meiring Naudé Medal 2007 for scientific achievement by a young scientist under the age of 35 years.

Shortlist and nomination

Academic Achievements

Publication | 2012

F.Breuer. "Special subvarieties of Drinfeld modular varieties." Journal fur die Reine und Angewandte Mathematik. (2012): 35-57.

Publication | 2010

F.Breuer. "Ducci sequences and cyclotomic fields". Journal of Difference Equations and Applications. (2010): 847-862.

Publication | 2010

F.Breuer. "Torsion bounds for elliptic curves and Drinfeld modules." Journal of Number Theory. (2010): 1241-1250.

Publication | 2009

F.Breuer, H-G.Rück. "Drinfeld modular polynomials in higher rank." Journal of Number Theory. (2009): 59-83.

Publication | 2008

F.Breuer, B-H.Im. "Heegner points and the rank of elliptic curves over large extensions of global fields." Canadian Journal of Mathematics. (2008): 481-490.

Publication | 2007

F.Breuer. "The André-Oort conjecture for Drinfeld modular varieties." Comptes Rendus Mathematique. (2007): 733-736.

Publication | 2007

F.Breuer, E.Lötter, B.van der Merwe. "Ducci-sequences and cyclotomic polynomials." Finite Fields and their Applications. (2007): 293-304.

Publication | 2007

F.Breuer. "CM points on products of drinfeld modular curves." Transactions of the American Mathematical Society. (2007): 1351-1374.

Publication | 2005

F.Breuer. "The André-Oort conjecture for products of Drinfeld modular curves." Journal fur die Reine und Angewandte Mathematik. (2005): 115-144.

Publication | 2004

F.Breuer. "Images of isogeny classes on modular elliptic curves." Mathematical Research Letters. (2004): 649-651.

Publication | 2004

F.Breuer. "Higher Heegner points on elliptic curves over function fields." Journal of Number Theory. (2004): 315-326.

Publication | 2002

F.Breuer. "Distinguished Liftings and the André-Oort Conjecture." Quaestiones Mathematicae 25(3) (2002): 363-380.

Publication | 2001

F.Breuer. "Heights of CM Points on Complex Affine Curves." The Ramanujan Journal 5 (2001): 311-317.

Publication | 1999

F.Breuer. "Ducci Sequences Over Abelian Groups." Communications in Algebra 27.12 (1999): 5999-6013.

Publication | 1998

F.Breuer. "A Note on a Paper by Glaser and Schöffl." The Fibonacci Quarterly 36.5 (1998): 463-466.

Publication | 1998

F.Breuer, J.M.Robson. "Strategy and Complexity of the Game of Squares." Bulletin of the London Mathematical Society 30 (1998): 274-282.

Silver Medal | 1994

South African Mathematics Olympiad

6th place | 1994

South African Science Olympiad

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