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Colloquium

Mathematics

Speaker: Tim Browning
University of Bristol

Colloquium: Diophantine equations: use and misuse

Thursday, February 23, 2017
4:00 PM  to 5:00 PM

227  Herman Brown Hall
Rice University
6100 Main St
Houston, Texas, USA

Integer solutions to polynomial equations have been studied since antiquity. In this talk I will discuss some of the surprising contexts that these equations arise, such as to quantum computing, before describing some recent work specific to cubic equations.

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