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Amod Agashe


Speaker: Amod Agashe
Title: The Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture
Affiliation: Florida State University
Date: Friday, August 28, 2009
Place and Time: Room 101, Love Building, 3:35-4:30 pm
Refreshments: Room 204, Love Building, 3:00 pm

Abstract. After briefly introducing elliptic curves, we will describe the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture, a part of which is one of the Clay millenial prize problems. This conjecture gives important information about the set of rational solutions to the equation defining the elliptic curve as well as some other invariants attached to the curve. Finally, we will discuss briefly our work on the conjecture and on related topics.