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Real and Complex Cubic Curves
Wed, 27 Jul 2016, 18:00
John Milnor, Stony Brook University
Cubic curves have fascinated mathematicians for more than 300 years, and continue to be important. As one example, Andrew Wiles's proof of Fermat's Last Theorem was based on a very deep study of cubic curves. The present lecture will try to give an elementary expositio of some basic properties, including a simple (and possibly new ?) classification of real cubic curves
Doors open 17:30. The talk will start at 18:00
The talk will be followed by an informal reception to which ticket holders are invited.