A Glimpse at the Rosetta Stone of Mathematics


Dr Masoud Kamgarpour (UQ)
This colloquium will be held 3 pm, 29th April, in Frank White 43-102

In a letter to his sister, Princeton mathematician Andre Weil likened his research to a quest to decipher the “Rosetta Stone of Mathematics”. He suggested that sentence written in the language of numbers could be translated into the language of geometry and vice-versa. This talk will be a tour through some of the basic concepts that appear in the Rosetta Stone of Mathematics and will provide a brief history of its triumph. At the end, I will also touch upon a recent joint project with Dan Sage (LSU) which is motivated by this mathematical dictionary.

No advanced mathematical knowledge is assumed.