Event Type:

Number Theory Seminar

Date/Time:

Tuesday, January 26, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:00

Location:

Gilkey 115

Local Speaker:

Abstract:

"Unlikely intersections" is a broad term for a category of problems in algebraic geometry, number theory, and dynamical systems. Typically, certain countable subsets of an algebraic variety are deemed special in some sense. While each special set may be plentiful, allowing the special sets to vary in parametrized families may lead one to suspect that intersections among two different special sets are rare. We will survey a few recent results in this very active area of research.