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Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Will Another Conjecture Bite-the-dust?


Peter Woit reports the claim that the "abc conjecture" has been proven:

http://www.math.columbia.edu/~woit/wordpress/?p=5104

The abc conjecture is a number theory conjecture from 1985 which has been called "the most important unsolved problem in Diophantine analysis."

Peter links to this more detailed report and discussion of the claim:

http://quomodocumque.wordpress.com/2012/09/03/mochizuki-on-abc/

and here's a more layman-friendly interpretation of it from a few years back:

http://bit-player.org/2007/easy-as-abc


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