THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TILL JANUARY 2
 

 
                     The  Weizmann  Institute  of  Science
                  Faculty of Mathematics and Computer Science
 
              Algebraic Geometry and Representation Theory Seminar
 
 
           Note that there is another talk on Tuesday the same week!
 
                              Leonid Makar-Limanov
                             Wayne State University
 
                                 will speak on
 
                         A new proof of the AMS theorem
            (that is Abhyankar-Moh-Suzuki) and related open problems
 
((Previously scheduled for Wednesday, December 26, 2012 at 11:00))
 
THIS LECTURE HAS BEEN POSTPONED TILL JANUARY 2
 

Abstract:
One of the most famous theorems on polynomials in one variable is the following
statement: if two polynomials $f$ and $g$ from $K[z]$, where $K$ is a field,
generate all $K[z]$ then either the degree of $f$ divides the degree of $g$ or
the degree of $g$ divides the degree of $f$ (if the characteristic of $K$ is
finite additional restrictions are necessary). There are about dozen published
proofs of this fact, some of them wrong, and I'll discuss a new proof, and some
related open problems.
 
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Technion Math Net-2 (TECHMATH2)
Editor: Michael Cwikel   <techm@math.technion.ac.il> 
Announcement from: Yaeli Malka   <yaeli.malka@weizmann.ac.il>