|IAS/PRINCETON NUMBER THEORY SEMINAR|
|Topic:||Distribution of Rational Points on Equivariant Compactifications of Semi-Simple Groups|
|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.