SMS scnews item created by Kevin Wang at Sun 13 Aug 2017 1259
Type: Seminar
Modified: Sun 13 Aug 2017 1303
Distribution: World
Expiry: 19 Aug 2017
Calendar1: 17 Aug 2017 1300-1400
CalLoc1: New Law 024
CalTitle1: Nobody solves the quintic
Auth: kevinw@10.17.50.38 (ywan4195) in SMS-WASM

# SUMS: Bar-Natan (Uni of Toronto) -- Nobody solves the quintic

 What: Week 3 Talk When: Thursday 17 August, 1 pm - 2 pm Where: New Law 024

Abstract: Everybody knows that nobody can solve the quintic.  Indeed it’s a well known
hard theorem, the high point of a full-semester course on Galois theory, often taken in
one’s 3rd or 4th year of university mathematics.  Abel-Ruffini Theorem.  In this talk,
we will explore an accessible proof of this famous theorem using basic and easily
understandable topology.  The level of content should be accessible for most