Speaker: Silas Johnson

Abstract: When Fermat's Last Theorem was finally proved in 1995, the proof used an unexpected connection between this simple statement and objects called elliptic curves. I'll introduce the basics of elliptic curves and discuss some of their connections to Fermat's famous conjecture, including a partial proof.

Free Pizza will be served.

**When:** Monday, October 1, 4:35 p.m. **Where:** Room 901 Van Vleck.