Special Colloquium

Xander Faber
University of Hawaii
Number Theory and Dynamics from a Non-Archimedean Vantage Point
Abstract: Complex analysis contributed an amazing collection of ideas to number theory in the 19th century --- the Riemann zeta-function and Weierstrass uniformization of elliptic curves, to name two. The 20th century saw a similarly dramatic rise in the use of n on-Archimedean or p-adic analytic techniques. This talk will survey a number of contributions to number theory and dynamical systems that are only truly visible from a non-Archimedean vantage point. (I will provide binoculars.)
Tea at 4:15
Friday January 18, 2013 at 3:00 PM in SEO 636
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