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Student Representation Theory

Date:  Tuesday, January 23, 2018
Location:  1866 East Hall (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)

Title:  Representing curves

Abstract:   A complex algebraic curve can be realized as either 1) a quotient of the hyperbolic plane by a discrete subgroup of PSL_2(R), or 2) a quotient of sphere, minus some bad points, by a discrete subgroup of PSL_2(C). More recently, it was discovered that you can similarly describe an algebraic curve over a non-archimedean field K, by looking at discrete subgroups of PSL_2(K) and a natural space on which it acts. These curves are known as Mumford curves. We will go over all three constructions in this talk.


Speaker:  Harry Richman
Institution:  University of Michigan

Event Organizer:   Trevor Hyde


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