About the F1 World Seminar

This is an online seminar organized by Jaiung Jun, Oliver Lorscheid, Matt Szczesny, Koen Thas and Matt Young

The central theme of the seminar is the mathematics of F1, the “field with one element,” and its connections to other areas of mathematics, including arithmetic, geometry, representation theory and combinatorics. Topics covered by the seminar include, but are not limited to:

  • Foundational theory (monoid schemes, relative schemes, F1-schemes, Lambda-schemes, generalized schemes, blue schemes); 
  • Arithmetic (relations to motives and Arakelov geometry, relations to modular forms, ideas around the Riemann Hypothesis);
  • Tropical geometry and matroids;
  • K-theory of F1-schemes;
  • Representation theory (quivers, Hall algebras, degenerations of quantum groups);
  • Combinatorics (finite field geometry).


We typically meet on alternating Wednesdays from 9:30 AM – 10:30 AM Eastern Standard Time. There will be room for mathematical discussion after each lecture.

To sign up for the mailing list, which includes abstracts and Zoom link, please click here. Please email Matt Young at matthew.young at usu.edu if there are any problems.

A detailed schedule can be found here.