Picking Up Where the Greeks Left Off: Confronting the Unsolved Geometrical Questions of Their Time

Monday, April 8, 2013 at 1:00pm to 1:45pm

Bronfman Science Center, 106 18 Hoxsey St, Williamstown, MA 01267, USA

Picking Up Where the Greeks Left Off:  Confronting the Unsolved Geometrical Questions of Their Time

Kyle Bolo '13

Mathematics and Statistics Department Colloquium

 

Abstract:  We will explore  some questions regarding geometrical constructions -- geometries that we can make with a straight-edge and compass -- left open by the Greeks and approach them with modern algebraic field theory to prove their feasibility or impossibility.

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