16 November 2017 from 15:00 to 16:30

The Utrecht Mathematical Colloquium: Jörg Brüdern (Göttingen)

Title Random diophantine equations

Abstract As a rule of thumb, a diophantine equation in many variables has a small integer solution, or no solution at all. Of course this is not a proper result, because it is easy to construct an equation where the smallest solution is very large. However, it is possible to show that exceptions to the rule are very rare. Indeed, almost all diophantine equations behave very regularly. In this talk, we shall explain what exactly we mean with phrases like very rare, or regular, and then summarize a programme on random diophantine equations. This is joint with Rainer Dietmann.

Tea at 3 PM

Lecture 3:30--4:30

Drinks afterwords in the hall of Ruppert

Start date and time
16 November 2017 15:00
End date and time
16 November 2017 16:30