##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Math 196/296 - Student Colloquium

## Wee Teck Gan

#### UCSD

## To modularity and beyond

##### Abstract:

In the past decade or so, several big conjectures in number theory have been proven, starting with Fermat's Last Theorem and including the recent proof of the so-called Sato-Tate conjecture. All these advances involve proving that something is modular. I will try to explain what some of these conjectures/theorems say and what it means for something to be modular.

### November 2, 2006

### 11:00 AM

### AP&M B402

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