Title: PROMYS Guest Lecture: Could Euclid trisect every angle? How about us?
Speaker: Parthanil Roy (ISI, Bangalore)
Date: 17 May 2023
Time: 5 pm
Venue: LH-1, Mathematics Department
This talk will be a lucid introduction to the formal mathematics behind Euclidean Constructions, which we all learn in
our middle school curriculum. The rules, regulations and restrictions of this type of construction will be discussed
in detail. An alternative will also be suggested. We shall also find out how a completely geometric question can be
answered using purely algebraic techniques giving rise to an elegant theory introduced in the nineteenth century by a
famous French mathematician named Évariste Galois.