Algebraic Dynamics Seminar at Harvard

We meet in Room 232 of the Science Center, usually on Thursdays at 4pm. Seminars are typically two hours long, with a break in the middle and the second hour for more details. Please email me (Laura DeMarco) if you are interested in joining the email list, so I can send you announcements (and Zoom links if the talk is remote). The math department is locked, so let me know if you are not from Harvard but would like to attend a lecture.

Next talk:

Thursday, May 4, 4-6pm in Room 232

Sina Saleh (Harvard)

Title: The Zariski dense orbit conjecture -- Part 2

Abstract: In this talk, I will present an adelic version of the Zariski dense orbit conjecture by Junyi Xie which is a strengthening of the original conjecture formulated independently by Medvedev-Scanlon, Amerik-Campana, and Zhang. I will introduce the adelic topology, which is a stronger topology than the Zariski topology, and its main properties. Using the adelic topology, one can give simpler proofs of the conjecture in the case of endomorphisms of abelian varieties and endomorphisms of A^n given by the coordinatewise action of one-variable polynomials. If time permits, we will discuss Xie's proof of the conjecture in the case of the endomorphisms of P^2.

Spring 2023 schedule

March 16. Yan Sheng Ang, MIT
March 23. Jeremy Kahn, Brown University
March 30. Rob Benedetto, Amherst College
April 6. Sina Saleh, Harvard
April 14 (Friday) 4-6pm. Senior thesis presentations: Hana Lang, Richard Luo, Madison Shirazi
April 25 (Tuesday) 10 am. PhD thesis defense: Yan Sheng Ang, Room 2-449 at MIT
April 26 (Wednesday) 4 pm. PhD thesis defense: Tina Torkaman, SC Hall B
April 27. Giulio Tiozzo, University of Toronto
May 4. Sina Saleh, Harvard

Fall 2022 schedule

September 15. Kathryn Lindsey, Boston College
September 22. Alex Kapiamba, University of Michigan
October 13. Philip Engel, University of Georgia
October 27. Becca Winarski, College of the Holy Cross
November 3. Max Weinreich, Harvard
November 17. Rafael Saavedra, Harvard
December 6 (Tuesday), 3-5pm. Jit Wu Yap, Harvard

Past talks