The Fields winners were selected for their contributions to topics ranging from dynamical systems to the geometry of numbers
and the solution of equations of the type that describe many physical phenomena.
Bhargava, born in 1974 in Canada, was awarded the Fields Medal for developing powerful new methods in the geometry of numbers
, which he applied to count rings of small rank and to bound the average rank of elliptic curves.
Their topics include divisibility, polynomial congruences, quadratic reciprocity, the geometry of numbers
, and algebraic integers.
The book is suitable for researchers and graduate students interested in combinatorial aspects of commutative algebra, optimization, discrete geometry, statistics, mirror symmetry, and geometry of numbers
The geometry of numbers
is illustrated by the following hands-on task using 7 matchsticks or straight rods of equal length.