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Philadelphia Area Number Theory Seminar

Wednesday, October 25, 2017 - 2:15pm

Eva Goedhart

Lebanon Valley College


Bryn Mawr College

Park Science Building, Room 337

Talk scheduled to begin at 2:40 PM. Tea and refreshments at 2:20 PM in Park Science Building, Room 339.

Given t, an imaginary quadratic integer of large enough absolute value, Ziegler found all solutions of X3 − tX2Y − (t + 1)XY 2 − Y3 = µ where µ is a root of unity and X, Y are algebraic integers in Q(t). In the context of Ziegler’s proof, I will give a brief history of parametric families of Thue equations and present a few illuminating properties of such equations.