We’re having our final undergrad colloquium of the year this Wednesday May 8th at noon in Fine 214! Come listen to Murilo introduce one of the most important classes of objects in modern mathematics!
Title: What are elliptic curves and why do we care about them?
Description: For centuries, mathematicians have studied the integer solutions to equations like x^2+y2=z^2, x^2-Dy^2=1, x^n-y^m=1, and we still seek a general theory of such Diophantine equations. We will discuss how this question is deeply tied with the geometry of such equations, and how it naturally leads to the study of elliptic curves. No prior knowledge will be assumed.
RSVP here for pizza!
Best of luck with deans date/finals!