The Abel Lectures 2016

Location: Georg Sverdrups Hus, University of Oslo

25 May 2016 at 10:00 - 25 May 2016 at 15:35

Abel Laureate Sir Andrew Wiles, University of Oxford, will give his prize lecture at the University of Oslo on the 25th of May,  followed by two Abel Lectures by Henri Darmon and Manjul Bhargava. Simon Singh will then give a popular lecture.

Program for the 2016 Abel Lectures

Coffee and tea is served from 9:30 outside Auditorium 1

10:00 - 10:10  Welcome by Rector of the University of Oslo, Ole Petter Ottersen, President of The Norwegian Academy of Science and Letters,
Ole M. Sejersted and Chair of the Abel Committee Professor
John Rognes

10:10 - 11:10  Abel Laureate Sir Andrew Wiles, University of Oxford:
Fermat's Last theorem: abelian and non-abelian approaches

Abstract: The successful approach to solving Fermat's problem reflects a move in number theory from abelian to non-abelian arithmetic.

11:10 - 12:10 Professor Henri Darmon, McGill University:
Andrew Wiles' marvelous proof

12:10 - 13:00  Lunch (requires registration online)

13:00 - 14:00  Professor Manjul Bhargava, Princeton University:
What is the Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture, and what is known about it?

14.00 - 14:30  Coffee/tea

14:30 - 15:30 Popular Lecture by Simon Singh:
From Fermat's Last Theorem to Homer's Last theorem

15:30 - 15:35  Closing remarks by Chair of the Abel Committee, Professor John Rognes

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