18.783 Elliptic Curves
Computationally focused introduction to elliptic curves, with applications to number theory and cryptography. Topics include point-counting, isogenies, pairings, and the theory of complex multiplication, with applications to integer factorization, primality proving, and elliptic curve cryptography. Includes a brief introduction to modular curves and the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem.
18.783 will be offered this semester (Fall 2019). It is instructed by A. Pixton.
Lecture occurs 9:30 AM to 11:00 AM on Tuesdays and Thursdays in 2-190.
This class counts for a total of 12 credits.
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