Élisabeth Lutz

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Élisabeth Lutz (May 14, 1914 – July 31, 2008) was a French mathematician. She was a student of André Weil at the Université de Strasbourg, from 1934 to 1938. In 1935 she began working on aspects of elliptic curves over p-adic fields.

Weil describes Lutz's work, and its relationship to his own research, in his Collected Papers.[1] Perhaps as evidence of Weil's high standards, Lutz was granted only the lower-level French thesis for this work. She wrote a doctoral thesis (thèse d’état) after World War II on a different p-adic topic with a different advisor.

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  1. ^ Collected Papers vol. I, pp. 538–539
  • Élisabeth Lutz (1937). "Sur l’équation y2 = x2AxB dans les corps p-adiques". J. Reine Angew. Math. 177: 237–247. 
  • A.W. Knapp (1999). "André Weil: A Prologue" (PDF). Notices of the American Mathematical Society. 46 (4): 434–439.