Martin Eichler

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Martin Eichler
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Martin Eichler
Born(1912-03-29)29 March 1912
Died7 October 1992(1992-10-07) (aged 80)
Scientific career
FieldsNumber theory and Mathematics

Martin Maximilian Emil 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.

Eichler and Goro Shimura developed 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.[1][2]

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  1. ^ Richard Taylor (2012). "Modular Arithmetic: Driven by Inherent Beauty and Human Curiosity". Institute for Advanced Study. Retrieved 2014-12-22.
  2. ^ Edward Frenkel. Love and Math: The Heart of Hidden Reality. pp. 90. ISBN 978-0465050741.
  3. ^ Whaples, G. (1955). "Review: Quadratische Formen und orthogonale Gruppen by Martin Eichler". Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. 61: 589–593. doi:10.1090/S0002-9904-1955-10001-8.

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