Event Detail

Event Type: 
Department Colloquium
Date/Time: 
Friday, May 15, 2015 - 16:00 to 17:00
Location: 
TBA

Speaker Info

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.