Event Type:

Lonseth Lecture

Date/Time:

Tuesday, May 1, 1990 - 05:00

Guest Speaker:

Serg Lang

Institution:

Yale University

Abstract:

Recently, there have been some deep new insights into classical old problems, like Fermat's last theorem. Some of these insights can be expressed in terms of fairly elementary mathematics involving polynomials and numbers. I will describe some of these insights.