Entrance hall of the ICMSJohn Milnor public lecture video

In July 2016, ICMS hosted a workshop on Symplectic Geometry and Topology.  The conference was in honour of Dusa McDuff's 70th birthday.  As part of the workshop, John Milnor (Stony Brook University) gave an evening lecture. Introductions are given by Professor Andrew Ranicki and Sir Michael Atiyah.

John Milnor, Stony Brook University, July 2016, ICMS, Edinburgh
Real and Complex Cubic Curves
Cubic curves have fascinated mathematicians for more than 300 years, and continue to be important. As one example, Andrew Wiles's proof of Fermat's Last Theorem was based on a very deep study of cubic curves. The present lecture will try to give an elementary expositio of some basic properties, including a simple (and possibly new ?) classification of real cubic curves.

You'll find the video of the lecture on the University of Edinburgh's Media Hopper site here.

 

 

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