The Kummer-Vandiver conjecture is a 150 year old open problem in number theory that was born out of attempts to prove Fermat's Last Theorem. If true, it has profound consequences in algebraic number theory as well as in algebraic topology. It is however far from universally believed. In this introductory talk, which is aimed at a general mathematical audience, I will explain the history and statement of the conjecture, and sketch some arguments both for and against the conjecture.
Donnerstag, den 23. Januar 2014 um 17 Uhr c.t. Uhr, in INF 288, HS2 Donnerstag, den 23. Januar 2014 at 17 Uhr c.t., in INF 288, HS2
Der Vortrag folgt der Einladung von The lecture takes place at invitation by Prof. G. Böckle