Berkovich Spaces and Applications

Author: Antoine Ducros,Charles Favre,Johannes Nicaise

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 3319110292

Category: Mathematics

Page: 413

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We present an introduction to Berkovich’s theory of non-archimedean analytic spaces that emphasizes its applications in various fields. The first part contains surveys of a foundational nature, including an introduction to Berkovich analytic spaces by M. Temkin, and to étale cohomology by A. Ducros, as well as a short note by C. Favre on the topology of some Berkovich spaces. The second part focuses on applications to geometry. A second text by A. Ducros contains a new proof of the fact that the higher direct images of a coherent sheaf under a proper map are coherent, and B. Rémy, A. Thuillier and A. Werner provide an overview of their work on the compactification of Bruhat-Tits buildings using Berkovich analytic geometry. The third and final part explores the relationship between non-archimedean geometry and dynamics. A contribution by M. Jonsson contains a thorough discussion of non-archimedean dynamical systems in dimension 1 and 2. Finally a survey by J.-P. Otal gives an account of Morgan-Shalen's theory of compactification of character varieties. This book will provide the reader with enough material on the basic concepts and constructions related to Berkovich spaces to move on to more advanced research articles on the subject. We also hope that the applications presented here will inspire the reader to discover new settings where these beautiful and intricate objects might arise.
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Brauer Groups, Tamagawa Measures, and Rational Points on Algebraic Varieties

Author: Jorg Jahnel

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470418827

Category: Mathematics

Page: 267

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The central theme of this book is the study of rational points on algebraic varieties of Fano and intermediate type--both in terms of when such points exist and, if they do, their quantitative density. The book consists of three parts. In the first part, the author discusses the concept of a height and formulates Manin's conjecture on the asymptotics of rational points on Fano varieties. The second part introduces the various versions of the Brauer group. The author explains why a Brauer class may serve as an obstruction to weak approximation or even to the Hasse principle. This part includes two sections devoted to explicit computations of the Brauer-Manin obstruction for particular types of cubic surfaces. The final part describes numerical experiments related to the Manin conjecture that were carried out by the author together with Andreas-Stephan Elsenhans. The book presents the state of the art in computational arithmetic geometry for higher-dimensional algebraic varieties and will be a valuable reference for researchers and graduate students interested in that area.
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Geometry and Dynamics in Gromov Hyperbolic Metric Spaces

Author: Tushar Das,David Simmons,Mariusz Urbański

Publisher: American Mathematical Soc.

ISBN: 1470434652

Category: Geometry, Hyperbolic

Page: 281

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This book presents the foundations of the theory of groups and semigroups acting isometrically on Gromov hyperbolic metric spaces. Particular emphasis is paid to the geometry of their limit sets and on behavior not found in the proper setting. The authors provide a number of examples of groups which exhibit a wide range of phenomena not to be found in the finite-dimensional theory. The book contains both introductory material to help beginners as well as new research results, and closes with a list of attractive unsolved problems.
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Nagoya Mathematical Journal

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Mathematics

Page: N.A

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Issue for Mar. 1970 dedicated to Professor Katuzi Ono on his 60th birthday with portrait, sketch of his life, and list of mathematical papers
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