I was inspired to undertake math as a career after watching a documentary on the proof of Fermat's Last Theorem. As such it's been a small goal of mine to understand Wiles et al's proof.

In a similar vein to this question, I was hoping to get a roadmap as to the required topics, with either suggested books or papers to read, I would be required to learn undertake this task. I am, in particular, looking for expository papers on Galois representations of elliptic curves and deformations of Galois representations.

As for my background I am currently a first year graduate student with the usual algebra, analysis, and topology prerequisites. I also have a course in algebraic number theory (up to the proof of the finiteness of class numbers), modular forms, and algebraic curves (up to Riemann-Roch) under my belt. I am also currently working through Silverman's AEC.

Thank you in advance for any advice given.

were!) and references are given. On the other hand $R=T$ theorems are now regarded as "standard"! And FLT follows "via a standard argument" from such theorems! So in some sense it's hard to see where to logically draw the line :-) $\endgroup$ – Kevin Buzzard May 24 '12 at 14:56