The University of Arizona
Please note that this event has ended!

p-adic Geometry - A Grand Junction of Mathematics

Special Colloquium

p-adic Geometry - A Grand Junction of Mathematics
Series: Special Colloquium
Location: MATH 402
Presenter: Serin Hong, University of Michigan

Abstract: p-adic numbers are cousins of real numbers, defined via a completion of rational numbers. The field of p-adic numbers has both analytic and algebraic structures, given by the p-adic norm and the Galois group. As a consequence, geometry over p-adic numbers provides a tidy connection between various areas of mathematics, such as number theory, representation theory, and algebraic geometry. We give an overview of this connection, with emphasis on the context of the Langlands program, and discuss some recent developments. 

(Refreshments will be served at 3:00 PM)