**Date & Time:** Wednesday, Jan 12, 2010 at 2.30 pm

**Venue:** Ramanujan Hall

**Title:** Rational points over finite and local fields and Hodge theory.

**Speaker:** Prof. H. Esnault

Univ. of Duisburg-Essen

**Abstract:**
we review the relation between Hodge level and rational points
over finite fields (Lang-Manin conjecture solved in 2002), then the local
field analog of this (still a conjecture).