##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Algebra Seminar

## Jason Bell

#### University of Waterloo

## Applications of p-adic analysis to algebra and geometry

##### Abstract:

We consider some recent applications of techniques of p-adic analysis to algebra and geometry. Specifically, we consider three applications. First, we show that it gives a solution to a problem of Keeler, Rogalski, and Stafford asking to show that if the orbit of a point under an automorphism of a complex projective variety has the property that it intersects some subvariety infinitely often then the orbit cannot be Zariski dense. Next, we show that one can give a new proof of a result of Bass and Lubotzky showing that the Burnside problem has an affirmative solution for automorphism groups of quasiprojective varieties. Finally, we consider an application that gives a result of Bogomolov and Tschinkel: a K3 surface defined over a number field $F$ with an infinite automorphism group has a dense set of $K$-points for some finite extension of $F$. This includes joint work with Dragos Ghioca, Zinovy Reichstein, Daniel Rogalski, Sue Sierra, and Tom Tucker.

Host: Dan Rogalski

### February 18, 2015

### 2:00 PM

### AP&M 7218

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