Towards a pseudo j-function

4 December 2014
17:30
Adam Harris
Abstract

I will outline some recent work with Jonathan Kirby regarding the first stage in the construction of the pseudo j-function. In particular, I will go through the construction of the analogue of the canonical countable pseudo exponential field as the "Fraisse limit" of a category of "partial j-fields". Although I will be talking about the j-function throughout the talk, it is not necessary to know anything about the j-function to get something from the talk. In particular, even if you don't know what the j-function is, you will still hopefully have an understanding of how to construct the countable pseudo-exp by the end of the talk.