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Eberly College of Science Mathematics Department

Meeting Details

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Title:On the arithmetic of modular curves over function fields
Seminar:Algebra and Number Theory Seminar
Speaker:Mihran Papikian, Penn State University
Abstract:
We discuss basic arithmetic properties of certain modular curves over function fields, which are analogous to Shimura curves arising from indefinite quaternion algebras over Q. In particular, we examine the "fundamental domains" of these curves in Bruhat-Tits trees and the existence of rational points over local fields. As applications of these results, we find explicit generating sets for certain arithmetic groups and obtain curves violating the Hasse principle.

Room Reservation Information

Room Number:MB106
Date:12 / 09 / 2010
Time:11:15am - 12:05pm