Non-Archimedean dynamics of power series

02/17/2009 - 12:15pm
02/17/2009 - 1:10pm
Speaker: 
Ghassan Sarkis (Pomona College)
Abstract: 

In this talk, I will survey some basic tools and methods in the study of (mostly commuting) power series with coefficients in a p-adic ring—including Newton polygons, a version of the Weierstrass Preparation Theorem, and logarithms—and time permitting, I will discuss related results and conjectures suggested by a formal-group setting.

Where: 
ML 211