The 12th Richard and Louise Guy Lecture

  • Date: 09/21/2017
  • Time: 17:00
Michael Bennett, PhD.
President, Canadian Mathematical Society
Professor of Mathematics, University of British Columbia

University of Calgary


Diophantine equations for fun (and profit?) [video]


Diophantine equations are one of the oldest, frequently celebrated and most abstract objects in mathematics. They crop up in areas ranging from recreational mathematics and puzzles, to cryptography, error correcting codes, and even in studying the structure of viruses. In this talk, Dr. Bennett will attempt to show some of the roles these equations play in modern mathematics and beyond.


A video of this event is available on


Registration: 4:30 PM
Lecture: 5:00 PM

Other Information: 

Location: Science Theatres Building, Room 135
Main Campus, University of Calgary