Dynamics Seminar

Event Information Rational maps and elliptic curves
15:10 on Monday September 15, 2014
16:00 on Monday September 15, 2014
BA6183, Bahen Center, 40 St. George St.
Laura DeMarco

Northwestern University

I will discuss relations between the dynamics of complex rational functions and the arithmetic of elliptic curves. My goal is to present some new work (in progress) that reproves/generalizes a 1959 result of Lang and Neron about rational points on elliptic curves over function fields. In this talk, I will not assume any familiarity with arithmetic geometry, building only on basic concepts from complex analysis.