Event Type:

Number Theory Seminar

Date/Time:

Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 16:00 to 17:00

Location:

Bat 150

Guest Speaker:

Emerald Stacy

Institution:

Graduate Student

Abstract:

Lehmer conjectured the existence of a lower bound on height of algebraic numbers (nonzero, not a root of unity). Although answering this conjecture is still an open problem, there have been partial results in certain cases. One case was investigated by Amoroso and Dvornicich, who found a lower bound for algebraic numbers which lie in abelian extensions of the rationals.