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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:Hilbert's Tenth over Subrings of Q
Seminar:MASS Colloquium
Speaker:Alexandra Shlapentokh, East Carolina University
Abstract:
Hilbert's Tenth Problem was a question concerning existence of an algorithm to solve arbitrary polynomial equations over Z. Yuri Matijasevich building on work of Julia Robinson, Martin Davis and Hilary Putnam showed that such an algorithm does not exist. However the analogous question is still open if we look for solutions in rational numbers. We discuss the status of this open problem today, as well as related issues of Diophantine definability.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB113
Date:11 / 08 / 2007
Time:02:30pm - 03:20pm