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. In this talk, I'll discuss why we can't just assume conjectures from famous people are "obviously'' true. This talk is a recap and continuation from last semester.

Tuesday, August 25, 2020 - 12:00 to 13:00

Zoom, Meeting ID: 935 1032 7072

Speaker Information
Derek Orr

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