Logic Seminar

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Past events in this series
Today
16:00
Ehud Hrushovski
Abstract

The number of solutions of a given algebro-geometric configuration, when it is finite, does not change upon a small perturbation of the parameters; this persists 
even upon specializations that change the topology.    The precise formulation of this principle of Poncelet and Schubert   required, i.a., the notions of   algebraically closed fields, flatness, completenesss, multiplicity.     I will explain a model-theoretic version, presented in   quite different terms.  It applies notably to difference equations involving the Galois-Frobenius automorphism $x^p$, uniformly in a prime $p$.   In fixed positive characteristic, interesting technical problems arise that I will discuss if time permits.  

6 February 2018
16:00
Fabrizio Barroero
Abstract

Let L be a lattice in R^n and let Z in R^(m+n) a parameterized family of subsets Z_T of R^n. Starting from an old result of Davenport and using O-minimal structures, together with Martin Widmer, we proved for fairly general families Z an estimate for the number of points of L in Z_T, which is essentially best possible. 
After introducing the problem and stating the result, we will present applications to counting algebraic integers of bounded height and to Manin’s Conjecture.

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