Professor Melanie Matchett Wood, Mathematics, University of Wisconsin

April 10, 2014 - 4:30pm to 5:30pm

Location: January, Room 110 | Host: Prof. Ron Freiwald | Tea@15:45, Cupples I, 200

Abstract: We are familiar with the prime numbers as those integers which cannot be factored into smaller integers, but if we consider systems of numbers larger than the integers, the primes may indeed factor in those larger systems. We discuss various questions mathematicians ask about how primes may factor in larger systems, talk about both classical results and current research on the topic, and give a sense of the kind of tools needed to tackle these questions.

Tea is at 3:45 pm in Cupples I, room 200.