Quadratic and cubic reciprocity - what makes it tick?
Quadratic reciprocity was reputedly Gauss's favorite theorem. The closer you look at it, the more mysterious it becomes. The problem is motivated by a simple question:... Learn more
Galois theory provides an intrinsic explanation for why the roots of a general polynomial of degree 5 or higher cannot be expressed as nested radical expressions based... Learn more
Fermat's Last Theorem - How does that proof really work, anyway?
This is a repeat of the last meetup. I thought the subject matter was exceptionally interesting, and while preparing and presenting I learned a vast amount of really... Learn more
Modular forms, Frey curves, Fermat and all that
There's a really nice and very gentle introduction to the modular group. It's called "Indra's Pearls, The Vision of Felix Klein" by David Mumford, Caroline Series and... Learn more
John Derbyshire has written a really nice little book (available on kindle) about the theory of prime distribution via the Riemann zeta function. There's probably enough... Learn more
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