Special Events and Conferences

November 13, 2017
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Lecture 1: The games of Steiner and Poncelet and algebraic group schemes

We shall briefly present in very elementary terms the `games' of Steiner and Poncelet, amusing mathematical solitaires of the XIX Century, also related to elliptic billiards. We shall recall that the finiteness of the game is related to torsion in tori or elliptic curves.

Location
TBD
Speaker: Umberto Zannier ,
Scuola Normale Superiore-Pisa
November 16, 2017
4:30pm - 5:30pm
Lecture 3: Ambients for the Betti map and the question of its rank

In this last lecture we shall consider in more detail some of the mentioned contexts involving the Betti map. We shall also discuss in short some recent work with Yves André and Pietro Corvaja, extending what comes from Manin's theorem of the kernel.

Location
TBD
Speaker: Umberto Zannier ,
Scuola Normale Superiore-Pisa