Distribution of Rational Points on Equivariant Compactifications of Semi-Simple Groups

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.