SMS scnews item created by Leo Tzou at Fri 9 Sep 2016 1825
Expiry: 11 Mar 2017
Calendar1: 4 Nov 2016 1400-1500
CalLoc1: UNSW Red Centre 4082
CalTitle1: The ABC conjecture
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Colloquium: Voloch -- The ABC conjecture
The ABC conjecture is a simple, elementary statement about whole numbers and their prime
factorisations. Nevertheless, it has numerous striking consequences. Recently, S.
Mochizuki announced a proof of this conjecture, but its correctness is not yet fully
verified. In this talk, I will state the conjecture, motivate it, explain some of its
consequences and try to explain the parts of Mochizuki’s strategy that I understand.
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