Things to do with Things

Things to do with Things

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Lucia Mocz, Princeton University
Fine Hall 322

We introduce a Thing, and do some things with Things. Things were the original brainchild of Vladimir Drinfeld in the context of function field arithmetic, but have since reached new levels of abstraction, spurring entirely new things to do with Things in number theory, arithmetic algebraic geometry, and beyond. Time permitting, we will discuss both some theory and application of Things, and hopefully leave the audience with some new things to think about Things.