What's new (and old) about elliptic curves

Michael Bennett (University of British Columbia)
Tue 21 Mar 2017 at 12pm in Russell Love Theatre (Peter Hall building)

Elliptic curves arise in the most curious places, ranging from Mathematical Physics to Cryptography. In this talk, we will survey some recent advances on Number Theoretic aspects of these objects, due to Bhargava and others, and try to describe a number of interesting open problems.