Combinatorics and Geometry

14.11.2018 16:15 - 17:15

Fernando Rodriguez Villegas (ICTP Trieste)

Can you tell a ball from a doughnut by counting? A. Weil discovered  in the 1940's that the geometry of a complex algebraic variety  reflected in a precise way on its versions over finite fields.  In  this talk we will discuss the interaction between complex geometry  and finite field geometry. This interaction between the continuous  and the discrete has been a very fruitful two-way street that allows  the transfer of important results from one context to the other.

M. Saikia, Ch. Krattenthaler

Sky Lounge, 12. OG, OMP 1