Event Detail

Event Type: 
Number Theory Seminar
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, April 21, 2015 - 16:00 to 17:00
Location: 
Bat 150

Speaker Info

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.