Mahler Lecture: Dynamics and the geometry of numbers

Host Institution:

University of Newcastle

Title of Seminar:

Dynamics and the geometry of numbers

Speaker's Name:

Professor Akshay Venkatesh

Speaker's Institution:

Stanford University

Time and Date:

Tuesday 8 October at 10:00am (AEST)

Seminar Abstract:

It was understood by Minkowski that one could prove interesting results in number theory by considering the geometry of lattices in R(n) . (A lattice is simply a grid of points.) This technique is called the “geometry of numbers.” We now understand much more about analysis and dynamics on the space of all lattices, and this has led to a deeper understanding of classical questions. I will review some of these ideas, with emphasis on the dynamical aspects.

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