### Lectures & Talks

[Number Theory Intensive Lecture by Prof. John Coates] - The Oldest Problem |
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Date: 2017 Oct 31 17:00 - 18:30 |

Speaker: John Coates (Univ. of Cambridge & POSTECH) |

Place: Math.Bldg. 404 |

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[Number Theory Intensive Lecture by Prof. John Coates] Title: The Oldest Problem Speaker: John Coates(Cambridge & POSTECH) Date&Time: 2017.10.31(Tue), 17:00~18:30 Place: Math. Bldg. 404 Abstract: The written history of the congruent number problem goes back over 1000 years. The first key case of it was solved by Fermat, and led him to conjecture his "Last Theorem". The problem also provides the oldest example of an arithmetic phenomena which can only be explained, still conjecturally, in terms of L-functions. The lectures will rapidly recall earlier work on the problem, and then discuss some recent work related to a conjecture of Dorian Goldfield. Contact: (054)279-2712, Department Office of Mathematics |