Seminar - Moonshine and Arithmetic

School of Mathematics and Statistics Research Seminar

Speaker: John Duncan
Time: Tuesday 19th March 2019 at 12:00 PM - 12:50 PM
Location: AM101, Alan MacDiarmid 101
URL: https://sites.google.com/site/johnfrduncan/home
Groups: "Mathematics" "Statistics and Operations Research"

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Abstract

The commencement of monstrous moonshine is a connection between the largest sporadic simple group—the monster—and complex elliptic curves. We will review this, and explain how some recent developments in the theory have related finite simple groups to questions in arithmetic geometry.

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