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Magnus Carlson: Arithmetic Field theories

Time: Wed 2019-09-11 11.00 - 12.00

Location: SU, room 31 (NOTE special location)

Participating: Magnus Carlson, Hebrew University, Jerusalem

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In a series of recent papers, Minhyong Kim defined an arithmetic analogue of topological Chern-Simons theory. In this talk, I will give an introduction to arithmetic field theories, focusing at first on arithmetic Chern-Simons theory. I will then proceed by defining a new arithmetic field theory, developed in joint work with Minhyong Kim, and give some ideas on why this construction could be arithmetically interesting.