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inter-universal Teichmüller theory

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Idea

The generalization of Teichmüller theory to arithmetic geometry has been called inter-universal Teichmüller theory (often abbreviated IUTT) by Shinichi Mochizuki.

The term “inter-universal” apparently refers to the fact that the theory is meant to formulated explicitly in a way that respects universe enlargement, hence that it is universe polymorphic (Mochizuki 12d, remark 3.1.4, Yamashita 13).

It is claimed (Mochizuki 12d) but currently unchecked that a proof of the abc conjecture can be found from anabelian geometry in this context.

References

  • Shinichi Mochizuki, Inter-universal Teichmüller theory I, Construction of Hodge theaters (2012) (pdf)

  • Shinichi Mochizuki, Inter-universal Teichmüller theory II, Hodge-Arakelov-theoretic evaluation (2012) (pdf)

  • Shinichi Mochizuki, Inter-universal Teichmüller theory III, Canonical splittings of the Log-theta-lattice (2012) (pdf)

  • Shinichi Mochizuki, Inter-universal Teichmüller theory IV, Log-volume computations and set-theoretic foundations (2012) (pdf)

Surveys include

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