Arf Lecture 2018 - Fernando Rodriguez Villegas (ICTP)
Arf Lecture 2018 will be given by Fernando Rodriguez Villegas from ICTP on November 29 at 15:40 in Cahit Arf Auditorium.
Title: Combinatorics and Geometry
Abstract: 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 is 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.
This Arf Lecture is supported by Fame-Crypt, İstanbul Center for Mathematical Sciences and Middle East Technical University.