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Name that conjecture

  1. Aug 16, 2007 #1

    quasar987

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    I'm looking for the name of the optimistic conjecture that, if I remember correctly, conjectures the existence of a certain kind of connection between every branch of mathematics.

    I read about it in Singh's book on Fermat's last theorem. Fueled by the enthusiasm following the discovery of a proof of the Taniyama-Shimura conjecture connecting topology and number theory, this conjecture was made.
     
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  3. Aug 16, 2007 #2

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    What are other instance where two seemingly disconnected branches of mathematics intertwine as in the Taniyama-Shimura conjecture?

    Can Perelman's proof of the Poincaré conjecture be said to connect differential equations to algebraic topology in this way?
     
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  5. Aug 17, 2007 #4

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    probably, thx
     
  6. Aug 18, 2007 #5

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    yes langlands.
     
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