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Abc Conjecture

The Winding Road to Progress in Mathematics and Physics

Mario Livio | Posted 12.21.2015 | Science
Mario Livio

Many textbooks that briefly describe the history of mathematics and physics leave you with the impression that progress in these fields is achieved through a direct march to the truth. People working in these domains, however, know that nothing can be further from the truth.

What Is the ABC Conjecture?

Shunsuke Katayama | Posted 09.30.2013 | Science
Shunsuke Katayama

Conjectures are proposals which are thought to be true but has not been proven yet. When a conjecture is proved, it becomes a theorem. A counterexample can also be found to show that the conjecture is NOT correct.