Title: Trisecting the angle: Alain Connes' proof of Morley's theorem
Speaker: Jeff Lagarias
Speaker Info: AT&T Labs
Brief Description:
Special Note:

Morley's theorem states that, given a triangle, the trisectors of the three interior angles determine three points of intersection inside the triangle which form an equilateral triangle. Since its discovery in 1904, many proofs have been found. In 1998 Alain Connes found an intriguing new proof of Morley's theorem. This talk presents this proof, and the history of this problem and related problems in geometry. The talk will contain digressions, in the spirit of Philip K. Davis' book "The Thread: A Mathematical Yarn."
Date: Friday, February 21, 2003
Time: 4:00pm
Where: Lunt 105
Contact Person: Prof. Eric Zaslow
Contact email: zaslow@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-467-6447
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