Ma 191 c: Noncommutative Geometry, Part II

Spring 2010, Caltech Math Department, Tuesday-Thursday 1:00-2:25 pm 257 SLN, Instructor: Matilde Marcolli

Last day of classes: June 1 (no class on June 3).

Brief Course Description

This will be a course with focus on the interplay between Noncommutative Geometry and Arithmetic Geometry, with special emphasis on the use of tools from quantum statistical mechanics and quantum field theory in number theoretic settings.


Attending the previous term 140b will be useful but not strictly necessary: this course will use techniques from noncommutative geometry that will be covered in the previous class but a good part of it will be self contained.


Outline of lectures


There will be a seminar every Thursday afternoon 4:00-5:00, in SLN 159