Big numbers matter too!

Consider the number 61,917,364,224. What's so special about it? Nothing really comes to mind. But this exact number was crucial towards a two-sentence published paper that gave a counterexample to one of Euler's famous conjectures that tried to generalize Fermat's Last Theorem. I will discuss why we can't just assume conjectures from famous people are "obviously'' true.

Tuesday, February 4, 2020 - 13:00 to 14:00

Thackeray 703

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Derek Orr

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