This week, Thursday at 11:00, U. Haifa Topology & Geometry seminar on December 26, 2019

Geometry & Topology Seminar

Speaker:  Magnus Carlson  (The Hebrew University of Jerusalem)

Topic: Arithmetic Field Theories

Place:  Room 614 in the Science & Education Building

Time:   11:00

Date:  Thursday, December 26, 2019


In a series of recent papers, Minhyong Kim defined an arithmetic analogue of topological Chern-Simons theory. In this talk, I will give an introduction to arithmetic field theories, focusing at first on arithmetic Chern-Simons theory. I will then proceed by defining a new arithmetic field theory, developed in joint work with Minhyong Kim, and give some ideas on why this construction could be arithmetically interesting.