The Generalised Baker--Schmidt Problem (1970)

Seminar/Forum

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Peter Hall
The Generalised Baker--Schmidt Problem, inspired by the pioneering work of Alan Baker and Wolfgang Schmidt (1970), is a central problem in metric Diophantine approximation on manifolds. It concerns the estimation of $$f$$-dimensional Hausdorff measure of the set of $$\psi$$-approximable points on a nondegenerate manifold. In this talk, I will explain resolution of this problem for a parabola, planar curves and hypersurfaces. These result are the first of their kind.