First and Second Year Student Seminar

from Monday
January 01, 2018 to Thursday
May 31, 2018
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Tuesday
January 30, 2018

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Math Tower 5-127
Jason Starr, Stony Brook University
Geometry and Topology and Arithmetic

Serge Lang had a saying, "Geometry determines Arithmetic." For instance, hyperbolic projective curves (of negative curvature) defined over global fields have at most finitely many "rational points" with coordinates in that global field (Faltings). Although elliptic curves (of zero curvature) can have infinitely many rational points, there are too few rational points to "approximate local points". Finally, rational curves (of positive curvature) with at least one rational point have enough rational points to approximate local points to all orders.

I will explain connections between geometry and arithmetic, I will explain the crucial role of topology, and I will explain theorems proving existence / approximation theorems for rational points using "higher positive curvature".


Tuesday
February 06, 2018

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Math Tower 5-127

No meeting


Tuesday
February 13, 2018

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Math Tower 5-127
Eric Bedford, Stony Brook University
Dynamics in Complex Dimension 2

We will discuss the following questions:

What are the manifolds in complex dimension 2 which carry nontrivial automorphisms? And how do you study the dynamics of these automorphisms?


Tuesday
February 27, 2018

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Math Tower 5-127
David Ebin, Stony Brook University
TBA


Tuesday
March 20, 2018

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Math Tower 5-127
Dennis Sullivan, Stony Brook University
TBA


Tuesday
April 03, 2018

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Math Tower 5-127
Moira Chas, Stony Brook University
TBA


Tuesday
April 17, 2018

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Math Tower 5-127

TBA


Tuesday
May 01, 2018

5:30 PM - 6:30 PM
Math Tower 5-127

TBA


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