### A survey of elliptic curves

Kowalski, E *(Bordeaux I)*

Tuesday 13 July 2004, 09:30-10:20

Seminar Room 1, Newton Institute

#### 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.

#### Presentation