|Proposal for a
A CIMPA research school on
Elliptic Curves: Arithmetic and Computation
Universidad de la República
The aim of this is school to introduce the participants to the arithmetic and computational aspects of the theory of elliptic curves. Elliptic curves lie at the
crossroads of algebra, analysis, geometry and arithmetic. Vito Volterra, in his lecture for the opening of Rice University in 1912 said |
The history of elliptic functions is well know. It has been written many times, perphas because is the most interesting part of the history of mathematics. We pass from surprise to surprise in passing from one step, which we belive to be the most important of its devolopement, to another which brings forth new discoveries new surprisesIm the last hundred years the theory of elliptic curves has continued to develop following exactly the pattern described by Vito Volterra. This school will provide interested students from Uruguay and neighbouring countries with the opportunity to get an introduction to the theoretical as well as computational side to several aspect of the theory of elliptic curves.