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The ABC Conjecture

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  • UserBrian Conrad (Stanford)
  • ClockMonday 24 October 2016, 16:00-17:00
  • HouseCMS, MR3.

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The ABC Conjecture, formulated in the mid-1980’s by Oesterlé and Masser, is one of the most important conjectures in number theory. It has many deep consequences, but its basic formulation can be given in entirely elementary terms. In September 2012, a 500-page solution was announced by Shinichi Mochizuki (building on several thousand pages of work that he has carried out over the last 20 years). I will discuss what the conjecture asserts, some evidence that supports it, a few of its consequences, and some more recent developments.

The talk will be followed by a wine reception in the central core.

This talk is part of the Special DPMMS Colloquium series.

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