Korteweg-de Vries Institute for Mathematics

General Mathematics Colloquium

03Sept2014 11:15 - 12:30


Speaker: Prof. Lenny Taelman Title: Arithmetic geometry through point counting sequences


Given a system of polynomial equations with integer coefficients, one can list the number of solutions in integers modulo p, for varying prime numbers p. This gives a sequence of integers, indexed by the prime numbers. These 'point counting sequences' have some beautiful and mysterious properties. In this survey lecture, which is expressly aimed at a non-expert audience, I will give a broad overview of a few of the major theorems and conjectures in arithmetic algebraic geometry, as seen through these point counting sequences.


Location: KdVI 



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