School of Mathematics & Physics, University of Lincoln
On Friday the 9th of February 2018, Dr Rachel Newton (University of Reading) visited Lincoln and gave a talk “Counting failures of a local-global principle”.
Abstract: The search for rational solutions to polynomial equations is ongoing for more than 4000 years. Modern approaches try to piece together ‘local’ information to decide whether a polynomial equation has a ‘global’ (i.e. rational) solution. I will describe this approach and its limitations, with the aim of quantifying how often the local-global method fails within families of polynomial equations arising from the norm map between fields, as seen in Galois theory. This is joint work with Tim Browning.”
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