Geometry of numbers (study of lattice points in convex bodies, Minkowski’s theorems), approximation of algebraic numbers by rational numbers, transcendence results. (See the course webpage, link below, for more information).
Number of hours/week
homework assignments+oral exam.
Analysis and algebra up to the second year
Lecture notes will be distributed
The basic course is for 6 ECTS points, but interested students may extend this to 8 points by studying additional literature and/or doing some extra homework.
This course will not be given in 2012/13.
This course is a good preparation for a master’s thesis project.