Benedict Gross (George Vasmer Leverett Professor of Mathematics, Harvard University)

06 January 2012, 17:15 to 18:15

AG 66, TIFR, Mumbai

I will discuss a problem which has been central in number theory for several centuries – whether a cubic equation in the plane has infinitely many rational solutions.This led to a precise conjecture by Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer in the 1960s, and to some partial progress in the 1980s. More recently...more