Tel-Aviv University
School of Mathematical Sciences

Department Colloquium

Monday, December 28, 2015

Schreiber 006, 12:15

Michael Zieve

University of Michigan

Geometry and arithmetic of rational functions

  I will present several recent results about rational functions.  In particular, I will discuss arithmetic results about the function induced by a rational function over a number field; dynamical results about orbits of complex rational functions; and topological results on Hurwitz's problem on the existence of branched coverings of surfaces.

Coffee will be served at 12:00 before the lecture
at Schreiber building 006