Event Type:

Department Colloquium

Date/Time:

Friday, May 15, 2015 - 16:00 to 17:00

Location:

TBA

Guest Speaker:

Institution:

the University of British Columbia

Abstract:

Elliptic curves arise in the most curious places, ranging from Mathematical Physics to Cryptography. In this talk, we will survey some recent advances on Number Theoretic aspects of these objects, due to Bhargava and others, and try to describe a number of interesting open problems.

Host: