A CIMPA research school on
Elliptic Curves: Arithmetic and Computation
Universidad de la República
Montevideo, República oriental del Uruguay
February 11th-22th 2019
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, perhaps because is the most interesting part of the history of mathematics. We pass from surprise to surprise in passing from one step, which we believe to be the most important of its development, to another which brings forth new discoveries new surprisesIn 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 neighboring 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.