Lily Khadjavi


Loyola Marymount University


Tuesday, May 1, 2007 - 2:00pm


MSTB 254

This talk will investigate the ABC Conjecture, an open problem with a surprising number of implications, viewed by some as a "holy grail" of number theory. We'll describe the conjecture and then consider an idea of Noam Elkies' which exploits special maps from curves to the projective line. Exploiting the group structure of elliptic curves along with these maps, we make progress towards a weak ABC Conjecture. This is joint work with Victor Scharaschkin.