Zooming into p-adic curves

Wednesday 1 April 2015 h. 14:30, room 2BC30
Velibor Bojkovic (Padova, Dip. Mat.)
"Zooming into p-adic curves"

Abstract
The goal of the seminar is to introduce the audience to the basic notions of Berkovich geometry through a toy example of a p-adic projective curve. After recalling the basic properties of a p-adic field, we motivate Vladimir Berkovich's approach to studying geometry over such fields and go into describing the structure of compact p-adic curves.