Martin Eichler

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Martin Eichler
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Martin Eichler
Born (1912-03-29)29 March 1912
Died 7 October 1992(1992-10-07) (aged 80)
Nationality German
Scientific career
Fields Number theory and Mathematics

Martin Eichler (29 March 1912 – 7 October 1992) was a German number theorist.

Eichler received his Ph.D. from the Martin Luther University of Halle-Wittenberg in 1936.

It has been claimed[1] that Eichler once stated that there were five elementary operations of mathematics: addition, subtraction, multiplication, division, and modular forms. He is linked with Goro Shimura in the development of a method to construct elliptic curves from certain modular forms. The converse notion that every elliptic curve has a corresponding modular form would later be the key to the proof of Fermat's last theorem.[2][3]

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  1. ^ "Modular Forms - Eichler quote". MathOverflow. Retrieved 10 September 2013. 
  2. ^ Richard Taylor (2012). "Modular Arithmetic: Driven by Inherent Beauty and Human Curiosity". Institute for Advanced Study. Retrieved 2014-12-22. 
  3. ^ Edward Frenkel. Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality. p. 90. ISBN 978-0465050741. 

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