# abstract

IAS/PRINCETON NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR | |

Topic: | Distribution of Rational Points on Equivariant Compactifications of Semi-Simple Groups |

Speaker: | Ramin Takloo-Bighash |

Affiliation: | Princeton University |

Date: | Wednesday, October 26 |

Time/Room: | 2:00pm - 3:00pm/Fine Hall 314 |

In this talk, I will explain a new result on the distribution of rational points of bounded height on "wonderful" compactifications of semi-simple groups of adjoint type. A special case of the result is the conjecture of Manin on the distribution of rational points with bounded anti-canonical height for this class of varieties. This is joint work with Joseph A. Shalika and Yuri Tschinkel.