In the late 1880's Goursat investigated what we now call rigid local systems, classically described as linear differential equations without accessory parameters. In this talk I will discuss some arithmetic and geometric aspects of certain particular cases of Goursat's in rank four. For example, I will discuss what are likely to be all cases where the monodromy group is finite. This is joint work with Danylo Radchenko.
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