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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 exposition of some basic properties, including a simple (and possibly new ?) classification of real cubic curves.

See also Araceli Bonifant, John Milnor, Smooth Cubic Curves over C and R, https://arxiv.org/abs/1603.09018

Abstract: An expository description of smooth cubic curves in the real or complex projective plane.

(Via +David Roberts)

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 exposition of some basic properties, including a simple (and possibly new ?) classification of real cubic curves.

See also Araceli Bonifant, John Milnor, Smooth Cubic Curves over C and R, https://arxiv.org/abs/1603.09018

Abstract: An expository description of smooth cubic curves in the real or complex projective plane.

(Via +David Roberts)

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.John Milnor, Stony Brook University, July 2016, ICMS, EdinburghReal and Complex Cubic CurvesCubic curves have fascinated
mathematicians for more than 300 years, and continue to be important. As
one example, Andrew Wiles's pro...

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