Problems in Algebra and Diophantine Equations

Saturday, October 18, 2014: 3:45 PM-5:15 PM
LACC 308AB (Los Angeles Convention Center)
Alejandra Alvarado, PhD, Assistant Professor of Mathematics, Eastern Illinois University and Edray Goins, PhD, Associate Professor of Mathematics, Purdue University

Description: Diophantus of Alexandra is known as one of the fathers of algebra. He wrote Arithmetica in the 3rd century AD, the most prominent work on algebra in Greek mathematics. Equations found in this text inspired Fermat to propose his eponymous Last Theorem as well as influencing the development of algebra.

3:45 PM
Introductory Remarks
3:50 PM
Amenable and Quasidiagonal Groups
Jose Lugo, PhD , Assistant Professor , College of Coastal Georgia
4:10 PM
What's so Special about Mordell Curves?
Alejandra Alvarado, PhD , Assistant Professor of Mathematics , Eastern Illinois University
4:30 PM
Artin's Conjecture in Multiquadratic Fields
Maria Stadnik, PhD , Assistant Professor , Birmingham-Southern College
4:50 PM
On Diophantine m-tuples
Alain Togbe, PhD , Professor , Purdue University North Central