A new viewpoint on analytic geometry

Mathematical Conversations
Topic:A new viewpoint on analytic geometry
Speaker:Oren Ben-Bassat
Affiliation:University of Oxford
Date:Wednesday, January 22
Time/Room:6:00pm - 7:00pm/Dilworth Room

What is the difference between algebraic and analytic geometry? Is there some way to construct moduli "spaces" in analytic geometry (in the Archimedean or non-Archimedean contexts)? Is there a common language for expressing the foundations of algebraic and analytic geometry? About Mathematical Conversations: We meet in Harry's Bar at 6pm, where free drinks are provided. After 20 minutes, we move to the Dilworth room, where the speaker gives a 20-minute talk, followed by 15 minutes of discussion with the audience. After that we return to the bar for further discussions. Website: http://www.math.ias.edu/~nicks/conversations.html