The goal of this session is to explore recent developments in the theory of arithmetic geometry and with special focus on curves and Jacobian varieties. We intend to bring together mathematicians, working on this area of research, from the USA and from Europe encouraging further cooperation and discussion. We will especially encourage younger mathematicians and graduate students and newcomers in the area.
The session will focus on the following topics, but we will be open and welcoming to talks which do not fall in the list of topics below.
One aim of this workshop is to expose young researchers to these breakthroughs providing them with the necessary background from dynamics, and geometry to allow them to appreciate some of these recent advances, and prepare them to make new original contributions. For this purpose, we will have minicourses on ”Arithmeticity, Superrigidity and totally geodesic manifolds”, and ”Rigidity and geodesic planes in infinite volume hyperbolic manifolds”. These courses will be preceded by an introductory minicourse on Hyperbolic geometry. We will also have a minicourse on ”Understanding of geodesic planes in hyperbolic 3-manifolds via computations and visualization”. In addition, we wish to bring together experts in these fields to discuss the recent developments and open problems that lie at the crossroads of these different fields and to encourage more interaction among people working in these diverse areas.
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