Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics

General Mathematics Colloquium

25Oct2017 16:00 - 16:45

Event

Speaker: Peter Bruin (Leiden University)

Title: Rational points on elliptic curves

Abstract:

Elliptic curves are among the most fascinating objects in mathematics.  We will look at elliptic curves from the perspective of number theory.  The motivating problem is finding all rational points on an elliptic curve over the rational numbers, or in other words all rational solutions to a cubic equation with rational coefficients.  We will dicuss a number of examples, techniques and open questions.

Location: KdVI meeting room, Science Park 107, room F3.20

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