Powers in Orbits of Rational Dynamical Systems


Conrad Martin


UNSW Sydney


Tue, 20/04/2021 - 12:00pm


Zoom link: https://unsw.zoom.us/j/84758330445


In the field of arithmetic dynamics, we are interested in classifying points in a number field K depending on their orbit, that is, how they behave under repeated application of a given rational function $f$. Recently, Ostafe, Pottymeyer and Shparlinski have given a classification of points whose orbits generated by a given polynomial contain perfect powers. This talk will provide an effective background to understand these results and will then give a generalisation for this work which focuses on powers in the orbits of rational functions.

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