Algebra and Algebraic Geometry Seminar - Wanlin Li - Diophantine problem and rational points on curves


Speaker: Wanlin Li (CRM)

Title: Diophantine problem and rational points on curves

Abstract: Diophantine problem asks for integral/rational solutions to polynomial equations. These solutions correspond to rational points on algebraic varieties. The study of Diophantine problems led to many essential developments of modern number theory and arithmetic geometry. Today I will briefly discuss the history of Diophantine problems and introduce various tools developed to study these problems. I will also introduce my joint work with Litt, Salter and Srinivasan on constructing cohomology classes which provide obstruction to the existence of rational points on curves.

Location: This talk will be in person, Hamilton Hall 104
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