Guy Terjanian

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Guy Terjanian is a French-Armenian[1] mathematician who has worked on algebraic number theory. He achieved his Ph.D under Claude Chevalley in 1966,[2] and at that time published a counterexample[3] to the original form of a conjecture of Emil Artin, which suitably modified had just been proved as the Ax-Kochen theorem.

In 1977, he proved that if p is an odd prime number, and the natural numbers x, y and z satisfy x^{2p} + y^{2p} = z^{2p}, then 2p must divide x or y.[4]

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  1. ^ http://reporter.am/index.cfm?objectid=59BE5ED5-E7DA-11E0-8E3F0003FF3452C2
  2. ^ Guy Terjanian at the Mathematics Genealogy Project
  3. ^ Guy Terjanian, Un contre-example à une conjecture d'Artin, C. R. Acad. Sci. Paris Sér. A-B, 262, A612, (1966)
  4. ^ G. Terjanian, `Sur l'equation. x. 2. p. +. y. 2. p. =. z. 2. p. ',. CR. Acad. Sc. Paris. ,. 285. (1977), 973-975.

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