Event Detail

Event Type: 
Geometry-Topology Seminar
Date/Time: 
Monday, March 2, 2015 - 12:00 to 13:00
Location: 
Gilkey 115

Speaker Info

Institution: 
OSU
Abstract: 

We give an overview of Riemann surfaces and present a sketch of a proof on necessary conditions for which a Riemann surface may be represented as an algebraic curve over the algebraic numbers. This result is known as Belyi's theorem from 1979. We then describe an application of this theorem: to form bipartite graphs on Riemann surfaces known as dessins d'enfants, French for "children's drawings".