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Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 18 Jul 2017
Calendar1: 2 Jun 2017 1200-1300
CalLoc1: Carslaw 375
CalTitle1: Multiplicatively dependent points on curves and applications to algebraic dynamical systems
Auth: kevinc@pkevinc.pc (assumed)

Algebra Seminar: Ostafe -- Multiplicatively dependent points on curves and applications to algebraic dynamical systems

Alina Ostafe (University of New South Wales) 

Friday 2 June, 12-1pm, Place: Carslaw 375 

Title: Multiplicatively dependent points on curves and applications to algebraic
dynamical systems.

Abstract: Bombieri, Masser and Zannier (1999) proved that the intersection of a curve
defined over a number field with the union of all proper algebraic subgroups of the
multiplicative group G_m^n is a set of bounded height (unless this is false
for an obvious reason).  It is important to note that this set is still infinite as the
degree of the points is not bounded.  

In this talk we present recent results on multiplicative relations of points on
algebraic curves, when restricted to certain proper subfields of the algebraic closure
of Q, complementing those of Bombieri, Masser and Zannier (1999).  Some of
our initial motivation comes from studying multiplicative relations in orbits of
algebraic dynamical systems, for which we present several results.  

Furthermore, combined with Hilbert’s Nullstellensatz such results give information
about multiplicative relations in reductions modulo primes.  We conclude the talk with
discussing intersections of orbits with algebraic varieties in reduction modulo primes,
and outline some open questions in this direction.


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