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Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics

Hilbert's tenth problem asked for an algorithm that, given a multivariable polynomial equation with integer coefficients, would decide whether there exists a solution in integers. Around 1970, Matiyasevich, building on earlier work of Davis, Putnam, and Robinson, showed that no such algorithm exists. But the answer to the analogous question with integers replaced by rational numbers is still unknown, and there is not even agreement among experts as to what the answer should be.

To join the meeting: https://zoom.us/j/94090826813?pwd=d0t2dEtkVHVyOXJ6RmhmMXN1ZGJUQT09

Further information

Time:

13May
May 13th 2021
16:00 to 17:00

Venue:

Zoom

Speaker:

Professor Bjorn Poonen, MIT

Series:

Rouse Ball Lectures