Oct 31, 2008

Halloween-talk : prep-notes

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The prep-notes for the halloween-talk on “F_un and other ghost stories” at the Arts are available.

Oct 29, 2008

More lecture notes from MPI seminar

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Handwritten notes from the third and fourth lectures at the MPI F_un seminar.

Oct 28, 2008

Consani on F_un

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Katia Consani gave a talk “On the notion of geometry over F_un” at the Fields institute.

Oct 15, 2008

Kapranov-Smirnov on F_un

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“One can postulate, of course, that spec(F_un) is the absolute point, but the real problem is to develop non-trivial consequences of this point of view.”

Oct 14, 2008

Lecture notes for MPI seminar

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Handwritten notes from the lectures at the MPI F_un seminar

Oct 14, 2008

Quomodocumque on F_un (Update 10-21)

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In a follow-up post, F_un and the braid group – a note of skepticism, arguments are collected against the claim that the d-string braid group should be invertible dxd matrices over the polynomials over F_un.

Oct 12, 2008

Andre Weil on the Riemann hypothesis

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Don’t be fooled by introductory remarks to the effect that ‘the field with one element was conceived by Jacques Tits…’ Let’s have it out into the open : F_un mathematics’ goal is no less than proving the Riemann Hypothesis.

Oct 12, 2008

F_un and group representations

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Grothendieck’s anabelian geometry is an example of noncommutative F_un geometry. Javier starts this series with ramblings on how the folklore about F_un can be used to relate linear and permutation representations of finite groups.

Oct 12, 2008

Fields Institute Workshop

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The Fields Institute organizes a Workshop on Arithmetic Geometry with talks by Soule, Consani and Durov a.o. and topics including Arakelov geometry (‘including the infinity-adic’) and ‘Generalized rings and schemes’.

Oct 10, 2008

one week F_un blogging

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Our highly paid IC-experts do not know that MPG also stand for the Max Planck Gesellschaft and that the string .mpg. is contained in all official email-addresses from MPI … This almost prematurely killed this blog.