|Date: Friday, November 10, 2017
Location: 3096 East Hall (3:10 PM to 4:00 PM)
Title: Integral models of varieties over the rationals
Abstract: In this talk, we will introduce Spec(Z) and discuss how to view geometric objects living over it. Then, we will explore some examples and see how a variety defined over the rational numbers can be stretched into a model over the integers. Finally, we will define what it means for such a variety to have good or bad reduction modulo a prime. If time permits, we will also talk about elliptic curves over the rationals in more depth.
Speaker: Patrick Kelley