BSD Summer School, July 4 and 5, 2002, Paris.

Text of four talks given at the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Summer School in Paris, July 2002.


The first two of these four one hour lectures are an introduction to modular parametrizarions of elliptic curves over the rationals. The remaining two talks are to explain a reasonably simple proof by Cornut on non-triviality of Heegner points, using results on the conjecture of André and Oort.

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