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Number theory has been called the queen of mathematics

Fast Talk
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
3:30 PM
Olin 222

Beautiful Number Theory

Number theory has been called the queen of mathematics, and it is know for its deep and challenging problems, for its unexpected connections to diverse branches of mathematics. On the other hand, number theory might not be the topic that you associate with pretty pictures. In this talk, I aim to convince you that number theory abounds not only with beautiful ideas and intriguing problems but also with compelling visual appeal. Bertrand Russell famously wrote that mathematics possesses “a beauty cold and austere”, Mr. Russell will not be invited to this talk. 

Posted Date 
Monday, April 1, 2013