|Born||29 March 1912|
|Died||7 October 1992(aged 80)|
|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 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.
- Eichler–Shimura congruence relation
- Eichler–Shimura isomorphism
- Eichler cohomology
- Eichler order
- Eichler's proof of the CBH theorem
- "Modular Forms - Eichler quote". MathOverflow. Retrieved 10 September 2013.
- Richard Taylor (2012). "Modular Arithmetic: Driven by Inherent Beauty and Human Curiosity". Institute for Advanced Study. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
- Edward Frenkel. Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality. p. 90. ISBN 978-0465050741.
- O'Connor, John J.; Robertson, Edmund F., "Martin Eichler", MacTutor History of Mathematics archive, University of St Andrews.
- Biography from MacTutor History of Mathematics archive.
- Obituary (in German).
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