Michael Larsen, Indiana U
3:30 PM - 4:30 PM
The Ore conjecture (now a theorem) asserts that the equation can be solved for x and y in any finite simple group G for any fixed g in G. This typifies the equations in the title. I will discuss what is known and what remains open when it comes to solving equations in the limit as G becomes large.
Event contact: dinesh dot thakur at rochester dot edu