|Date: Tuesday, December 08, 2015
Title: Geometric invariants of rational functions
Abstract: Geometric invariants of rational functions
The two main geometric invariants of a complex rational function are its monodromy group and ramification type. I will explain the progress made during the past 125 years towards determining all possibilities for these invariants, including contributions by Hurwitz, Zariski, Thom, Guralnick, Thompson, and Aschbacher. I will also present several applications.
This talk will be accessible to everyone, and students are invited to attend.
Speaker: Mike Zieve
Institution: University of Michigan