|Date: Tuesday, March 26, 2013
Location: 3866 East Hall (2:10 PM to 3:00 PM)
Title: What is a Berkovich space
Abstract: When naively trying to do analytic geometry over fields other than the complex numbers, one often encounters various unpleasant facts, such as the spaces in question being totally disconnected or not locally compact. In the late 1980's, Vladimir Berkovich found a way to define analytic spaces with good topological properties over any field equipped with a norm. I will give a gentle introduction to these spaces, now commonly called Berkovich spaces.
Speaker: Mattias Jonsson
Institution: Univ of Michigan