Number Theory

Title: Diophantine geometry and the Tits alternative
Speaker: Professor Emmanuel Breuillard
Speaker Info: Paris 11
Brief Description:
Special Note:

I will discuss some recent work about heights of rational points on semisimple algebraic groups and their character varieties. The main theorem can be viewed as a semisimple analog of the classical Lehmer conjecture. We will then explain how it can be used to prove a uniform version of the Tits alternative for linear groups. Finally I will describe some consequences for subgroups of GL(d,F_p).
Date: Monday, January 26, 2009
Time: 3:00PM
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Florian Herzig
Contact email: herzig@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-467-1898
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