Cahit Arf Lecture 2018 by Fernando Rodriguez Villegas

Fernando Rodriguez Villegas

Internatıinal Centre for Theoretical Physics

Combinatorics and Geometry

Date: November 29, 2018
at 15:40

Cahit Arf Auditorium
Department of Mathematics
Middle East Technical University
Ankara, Turkey

Supported by


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.