Pre-seminar consisting of two 45-minute talks as preparation for next week's Ruth Moufang Lectures.
Talk 1: What is... a p-adic number? (Theresa Kumpitsch)
Talk 2: What is... an algebraic curve? (Martin Lüdtke)
This year’s speaker will be Jennifer Balakrishnan with three lectures on rational points on curves. The event will be opened by Andrea Blunck with a lecture on the life and work of Ruth Moufang.
In this conference we want to bring together people from different directions in the theory of vertex algebras and from related areas to discuss recent advances.