|Lecturer:||Prof. Jiu Kang Yu (于如岡), The Chinese University of Hong Kong|
In this course, we will have some fun with the problems of constructions using ruler and compass. There are of course the three famous problems from the greek heritage. In addition, we will consider the following problems that fascinated some very famous mathematicians in their teen years:
Although such problems seem all about geometry, the key to these problems is really algebraic and number theoretic in nature, leading to tools that are fundamental to modern research in number theory. We will take the mathcampers on this remarkable journey. The only required background is an eagerness to explore, just like the teenager mathematicians who started this journey.
The registration period of the 2020 Yau International Mathcamp:
10 May - 30 June 2020
Successful applicants will be informed by email on or before 10 July, 2020.