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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:First-order undecidability in function fields of positive characteristic
Seminar:Algebra and Number Theory Seminar
Speaker:Kirsten Eisentraeger, The Pennsylvania State University
Abstract:
We prove that the first-order theory of any function field of odd characteristic is undecidable (joint work with A. Shlapentokh). When K is the function field of a variety of dimension at least 2 over an algebraically closed field of odd characteristic, we can also prove that Hilbert's Tenth Problem for K is undecidable.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:11 / 15 / 2007
Time:11:15am - 12:05pm