Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Math Club


Thursday, February 28th, 2019

Time: 5:30 - 6:30 p.m Place: Jeffery Hall 118

Speaker: Neha Prabhu (Queen's University)

Title: The one-sentence proof.

Abstract:  Which primes can be written as a sum of two squares? The answer to this classical question has been known for centuries and many different elaborate proofs have been discovered. In this talk, we present Don Zagier's sensational "one-sentence" proof.