David Marker, University of Illinois at Chicago
“Model Theory and Exponentiation”
Methods from mathematical logic have proved surprisingly useful in understanding the geometry and topology of sets definable in the real field with exponentiation. When looking at the complex exponential field, the definability of the integers is a seemingly insurmountable impediment, but a novel approach due to Zilber leads to a large number of interesting new questions.
Refreshments will be served in MC 5403 at 3:30 p.m. Everyone is welcome to attend.