# AMS Short Course: Computing with Elliptic Curves using Sage

# WiFi in Back Bay Ballroom B: SSID SherBosMtg, passcode F4HM

# This page: http://wiki.sagemath.org/jmm12

Contents

Create an account at the Sage public notebook server: http://www.sagenb.org.

## Mailing lists

Participants: https://groups.google.com/group/sage-jmm2012

Organizers: http://groups.google.com/group/sage-short-course

## Dates

- January 2-3, 2012 in Boston, MA at the joint AMS/MAA meetings

After the Short Course, please visit the Sage booth in the Joint Meetings exhibits area!

## Precourse Preparation

Read through the following (all are free):

## Course Materials

Everything combined into a single PDF: JMM2011-notes.pdf

Noam Elkies (Harvard University): PDF Notes and Sage Worksheet version of GP/PARI session illustrating computations.

Kiran Kedlaya (UC San Diego): Sage Worksheet or Sage Worksheet on demo.sagenb.org or kedlaya.sws

Ken Ribet (UC Berkeley): Sage Worksheet or William Stein -- JMM -- Solving Cubic Equations.sws

William Stein (Univ of Washington): PDF Slides and Sage worksheet illustrating computations or stein-2.sws

Jared Weinstein (Boston University): Sage Worksheet

## Schedule

We are in the official AMS schedule.

### January 2, 2012

9:00am - 10:30am |
Kiran Kedlaya: Introduction to Python and Sage |

10:30am - 11:00am |
Break |

11:00am - 12:30pm |
Software Session 1: QA format -- How do I do XXX in Sage? |

12:30pm - 2:00pm |
Break (lunch) |

2:00pm - 3:30pm |
Ken Ribet: Computing with elliptic curves over finite fields using Sage |

3:30pm - 4:00pm |
Break |

4:00pm - 5:00pm |
Software Session 2: Problem format -- try to solve a problem yourself using Sage |

5:00pm – 6:30pm |
Reception: Back Bay Ballroom D - Sheraton |

### January 3, 2012

9:00am - 10:30am |
Jared Weinstein: Computing with elliptic curves over the rational numbers using Sage |

10:30am – 11:00am |
Break |

11:00am - 12:30pm |
William Stein: Computing with the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture using Sage |

12:30pm – 2:00pm |
Break (lunch) |

2:00pm - 3:30pm |
Elkies: Computing with Elliptic Surfaces |

3:30pm – 4:00pm |
Break |

4:00pm – 5:00pm |
Software Session 3: QA format -- How do I do XXX in Sage? |