Seminar on Topics in Arithmetic, Geometry, Etc.


STAGE is a seminar in algebraic geometry and number theory, featuring speakers talking about work that is not their own. Talks will be at a level suitable for graduate students. Everyone is welcome.
Meetings are held on Fridays, 3-5pm in MIT room 2-131, unless indicated otherwise below. Talks will generally run only 90 minutes, however.
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If you are interested in giving one of the talks, please contact the organizers.

Spring 2019 topic: Unlikely intersections and o-minimality.

References to be followed: Other references: Some topics below might take more or less time than allotted. If a speaker runs out of time on a certain date, that speaker might be allowed to borrow some time on the next date. So the topics below might not line up exactly with the dates below.

February 8: Vishal Arul. Overview of the Pila-Wilkie strategy (Scanlon, O-minimality, Sections 1 and 2)
February 15: Yibo Ji. Review of first-order logic, and o-minimality (Scanlon, O-minimality, Section 3)
February 22:
March 1:
March 8:
March 15:
March 22: NO MEETING (eve of Spring Break)
March 29: NO MEETING (Spring Break)
April 5:
April 12:
April 19:
April 26:
May 3:
May 10:
May 17:

Past semesters: Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012, Fall 2012, Spring 2013, Fall 2013, Spring 2014, Fall 2014, Spring 2015, Fall 2015, Spring 2016, Fall 2016, Spring 2017, Fall 2017, Spring 2018, Fall 2018

Organizers: Atticus Christensen, Bjorn Poonen, Yichi Zhang.