Number Theory

Title: Distribution of orders in number fields
Speaker: Ramin Takloo-Bighash
Speaker Info: UIC
Brief Description:
Special Note:

Let K/Q be a number field of degree n. Define N_K(B) = #{ R order in K; disc R < B }. The asymptotic behavior of N(B) has been investigated by Davenport--Heilbronn for n=3, and Nakagawa for n=4, as well as Bhargava who showed \sum_{K quintic} N_K(B) ~ cB for a constant c. In this talk I will explain the proof of the following recent result.

Theorem. There is a natural number r that depends only on the Galois group of the normal closure of K such that (1) if n \leq 5, N(B) ~ C B^{1/2} (log B)^{r-1} for a positive constant C; (2) if n > 5, then B^{1/2} (log B)^{r - 1} << N(B) << B^{n/4-7/12}.

Here, r is the multiplicity of the trivial representation in a certain explicitly constructed representation of the Galois group. The proof of the theorem uses p-adic (and motivic) integration. This is joint work with Nathan Kaplan and Jake Marcinek.

Date: Monday, May 19, 2014
Time: 4:00PM
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Simon Marshall
Contact email: slm@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-467-0715
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