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Mathematics Colloquium


Date:  Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Title:  Rational points on symmetric varieties

Abstract:  I will describe the polar decomposition of symmetric spaces both over the real and the p-adic fields. I will explain how such a decomposition allows one to prove equidistribution results for the rational points on symmetric varieties.

Speaker:  Yves Benoist
Institution:  Ecole Normale Superieure, Paris


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