3:00 p.m., Friday (September 9, 2005)
Math Annex 1100
Diophantine Equations, Old and New
Abstract: In this talk, I will attempt to survey some recent developments
in the field of Diophantine equations, with particular emphasis on a number
of classical problems that have been resolved in the past few years, such as
Catalan's Conjecture. Of particular interest are new techniques, such as
those arising from the modularity of Galois representations. I will conclude
with a list of what I hope are challenging open problems in this area.
Refreshments will be served at 2:45 p.m. (MATX 1115, Faculty Lounge).