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Student Arithmetic

Date:  Wednesday, October 11, 2017
Location:  3866 East Hall (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Title:  Galois Theory as Geometry

Abstract:   In this talk we'll take a stroll through classical algebraic number theory donning our geometry goggles. From this perspective we'll revisit the fundamental notions of extensions of number fields, Galois groups, ramification, and p-adics. Our ambitious objective for the hour will be to connect these notions with holomorphic maps of algebraic curves, deck transformations, critical points, and Taylor series in a comprehensible way.


Speaker:  Andrew Odesky
Institution:  UM

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