On May 19, at 7:30 P.M. at Stanford University, there will be a public lecture given by renowned mathematician Peter Sarnak. He will be discussing Hilbert’s 11th problem, which starts with the works of Lagrange, Fermat, and Gauss about which numbers can be represented as the sum of 2, 3, or 4 squares, but extends it to quadratic equations. This problem was formulated in 1900 and despite significant progress remains unsolved. Dr. Peter Sarnak is a professor at Princeton University who his known for his work in number theory.

# Stanford Public Lecture – Yes, I’ll Award Extra Credit!

More information can be found here:

All students who attend, and comment below with a short reflection, will receive extra credit.

Location: Cubberley Auditorium, 485 Lasuen Mall, Stanford Campus, Stanford, CA

Time: May 19, 7:30 P.M. – 9:00 P.M.

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