## WiSe 2024/2025

Location: D 2 314 Time: 14:15 - 15:45

The seminar will take place regularly on wednesdays from October 9th, 2024.

## SoSe 2024

Title: Algebraic geometry of equilibria in cooperative games Abstract: The classical notion of Nash equilibria imposes the somewhat unnatural assumption of independent non-cooperative acting on the players of a game. In 2005, the philosopher Wolfgang Spohn introduced a new concept, called dependency equilibria, that also takes into consideration cooperation of the players. Dependency…

Read moreTitle: Algebraic Patching for Beginners Abstract: Using the language and the tools of rigid analytic geometry, Harbater (1987) has defined a "patching operation" which can be used to solve the inverse Galois problem over fields like Qₚ(T) or Fₚ((X))(T). Later, Haran and Völklein (1996) rephrased this construction in a purely algebraic language, replacing all geometric arguments with (almost…

Read moreTitle: The distribution of quadratic non-residues: A stroll through the garden Abstract: We shall have a stroll through the garden of classical results about the distribution quadratic (non-)residues modulo a prime with an emphasis on the methods involved. We shall also stress the depressing state of the affairs pertaining to the distribution of quadratic non-residues in non-initial segments,…

Read moreTitle: Symmetries of the set of squarefree integers in a number field Abstract: Let K be a number field. We answer the following question and several generalizations: What are the Z-linear maps O_K -> O_K that send every squarefree algebraic integer to a squarefree algebraic integer? In the talk at 11:15am, Michael Baake will introduce dynamical systems associated to k-free algebraic integers. …

Read moreTitle: Dynamical and spectral properties of some shift spaces of number-theoretic origin Abstract: While B-free systems in one dimension have been studied for a long time, considerably less is known on their higher-dimensional analogues. Starting from the visible points of the integer lattice, a large class of such systems emerge via k-free integers in algebraic number fields. We discuss typical…

Read moreDi, 16. April 2024 in Raum A 3.339 14:15 Uhr - 15:45 Uhr Titel: Fermat's Last Theorem for regular primes Abstract: Definition. For a number field K, let h(K) denote its class number. A prime number p is said to be regular if p ∤ h(Q(ζp)), otherwise irregular. Theorem. (Fermat’s Last Theorem for regular primes) For a regular prime p ≥ 3, the equation xp + yp = zp does not have a solution in…

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Titel: Counting extensions of division algebras over number fields (joint work with Fabian Gundlach) Abstract: We present and explain the proof of results concerning the asymptotical density of discriminants of extensions of a given division algebra over a number field. This is an extension of the question of the distribution of number fields to the case of non-commutative fields. We explain what happens both in the case of "inner Galois…

Read moreTitel: Orders in number fields Abstract: Zassenhaus' well known Round 2 algorithm yields an effective method to compute the maximal order Z_K in a given number field K. We show how to reverse this process to enumerate the orders of a given index in Z_K or containing some fixed order. This is joint work with J. Klüners.

Read moreTitel: Asymptotics of nilpotent extensions of number fields Abstract: We give an overview about the proof of the weak Malle conjecture for nilpotent groups. Given a group G and a number field k, Malle defines a counting function. Z(k,G;x) which counts all (finitely many) number fields with Galois group G and norm of the discriminant bounded by x. Malle conjectures that this counting function is O(x^a * log(x)), where a(G) and b(k,G) are…

Read moreTitel: Counting abelian extensions with Witt vectors

Read moreTitel: Describing abelian extensions with Witt vectors

Read moreTitel: Estimates for the number of representations of binary quadratic forms Abstract: Given a positive definite binary quadratic form g, we study the number of representations of an integer n by g, denoted rn(g). In particular, we generalize an estimate of Blomer and Granville for the quantity ∑ n≤xrg(n)β with β a positive integer, to the case where g has a non fundamental discriminant. To do this, we study the non-maximal orders of imaginary…

Read moreTitel: "Solving embedding problems in characteristic p" Abstract: In this talk, we will describe some aspects of field theoretic embedding problems with a focus on fields of characteristic p.We will present a well-known approach to explicitly solve embedding problems with p-groups over fields with characteristic p which only requires the existence of an element with non-zero trace.

Read moreTitel: Covers and rigidity in inverse Galois theory Abstract: Celebrated bridges between analytic geometry and algebraic geometry lead to an equivalence of categories between finite extensions of ℂ(T) and finite ramified covers of the Riemann sphere (i.e., the complex projective line). These covers are well-understood, and this correspondence directly implies a positive answer to the inverse Galois problem over ℂ(T), as well as a…

Read moreTitel: Counting abelian extensions of number fields Abstract: We will count abelian extensions of number fields with bounded discriminant or product of ramified primes. This was first done by David Wright [1], but we will stay a bit closer to a rephrased and simplified proof by Melanie Matchett Wood [2]. [1] https://doi.org/10.1112/plms/s3-58.1.17 [2] https://doi.org/10.1112/S0010437X0900431X

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