PSU Mark
Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:The geometry of etale fundamental groups of curves over Q_p^{un}
Seminar:Algebra and Number Theory Seminar
Speaker:Hilaf Hasson, Penn State University
I will begin with a quick survey about the field of moduli of Galois branched covers of the projective line, and the utility of this notion towards solving the Inverse Galois Problem. I will proceed to describe the Galois action of Q_p^{un} on the prime-to-p geometric fundamental group of the projective line minus a few points. This and other theorems will be discussed in the context of improving descent results about Galois branched covers of the projective line over various fields.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:09 / 13 / 2012
Time:11:15am - 12:05pm