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How to solve a problem by making it harder.

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Surprisingly, sometimes the way to make progress on a mathematical problem is to tackle a harder problem instead. I’ll describe an example of such a problem from number theory.

This talk is part of the The Archimedeans (CU Mathematical Society) series.

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