Speaker: Emre Coskun (Western)
Title: An elementary introduction to elliptic curves
Time: 17:00 PM, Tuesday December 8 2009; Room: MC 108
The theory of elliptic curves is a fascinating field with many connections to algebraic geometry, number theory, complex analysis and even computational problems. In this talk, we introduce these objects in a very elementary manner, describe some of their properties and as an application, we show how they can be used to prove special cases of Fermat's Last Theorem.