Olivetti Club

Zach Norwood
Ramsey's Theorem

Tuesday, February 12, 2019 - 4:30pm
Malott 406

Few results reveal order within chaos as elegantly as Ramsey’s theorem, which we’ll state and prove in this talk. After exploring some generalizations and deducing the finitary version of Ramsey’s theorem, I’ll conclude the talk by giving an application to number theory related to Fermat’s Last Theorem. Only a teaspoon of undergraduate algebra and topology will be assumed.

Refreshments will be served in the lounge at 4:00 PM.