UW-PIMS Mathematics Colloquium: Ravi Ramakrishna

  • Date: 06/06/2014
  • Time: 14:30
Ravi Ramakrishna, Cornell University     

University of Washington


Galois Representations


In the last 30 years representations of (infinite) Galois groups have played an increasingly important role in number theory. Indeed, arithmetic objects such as the Diophantine equation y2=x3+x2+1 or xn+yn=zn often have attached Galois representations that 'know' the solutions. This talk will survey of a small slice of this theory and will be accessible to mathematicians in all disciplines.

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Location: Thomson Hall 101