Our first NT seminar this quarter will be Nick Rome from University of Michigan. We will be taking Nick to lunch afterwards.
Time: Tuesday, Jan 17, 11am
Location: MEB 243
Title: How often do equations have everywhere local solutions?
Abstract: I will discuss recent joint work with Dan Loughran and Efthymios Sofos, in which we propose a new conjecture for how many members of a family of varieties have points in all completions of Q. I will illustrate the conjecture by discussing an important new instance in which we have shown that it holds: the family of diagonal planar conics. This resolves an old problem of Serre.