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A survey of elliptic curves

Presented by: 
E Kowalski [Bordeaux I]
Date: 
Tuesday 13th July 2004 - 09:30 to 10:20
Venue: 
INI Seminar Room 1
Session Title: 
Matrix Ensembles and L-Functions
Abstract: 

This talk will be a fairly down-to-earth survey of the theory of elliptic curves, with special emphasis on stating the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture and explaining the various invariants that enter into it, and in particular how this turns out to be related to Random Matrix Theory.

University of Cambridge Research Councils UK
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