Number Theory

Title: Uniform boundedness, equidistribution, and the arithmetic of dynamically small points
Speaker: Nicole Looper
Speaker Info: University of Cambridge
Brief Description:
Special Note:

In 1994, Morton and Silverman formulated what is now known as the Uniform Boundedness Conjecture. A major open problem in arithmetic dynamics, the conjecture includes as special cases the theorems of Mazur and Merel on the rational torsion points of elliptic curves. In this talk, I will discuss a uniform boundedness theorem for unicritical polynomials, along with the relevant tools from Diophantine geometry. I will also discuss connections to other results concerning points of small canonical height relative to polynomials.
Date: Monday, February 25, 2019
Time: 3:00pm
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Laura DeMarco
Contact email: demarco@northwestern.edu
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