Location: Science Center 530
Meeting Time: F., 14
Catalog Number: 5475
Fermat's Last Theorem (FLT) is the assertion that the equation
x^{n} + y^{n} = z^{n}
has no positive integer solutions for any integer n > 2.
After mathematicians tried for several hundred years to
prove this statement, Andrew Wiles finally proved FLT
in 1995. In this seminar we will study some of the myth
surrounding the conjecture, and some of the vast amount of
beautiful mathematics that was motivated by attempts to prove
FLT.
