Papers written or cowritten by Thomas Scanlon
Thesis
Model Theory of Valued DFields, PhD thesis,
Harvard University, May 1997.
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Published papers
 The abctheorem for commutative algebraic groups
in characteristic p, International Mathematics
Research Notices 1997, no. 18, 881  898.
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 padic distance from torsion points of semiabelian
varieties, J. reine angew. Math. 499 (1998), 225 
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 Supersimple fields and division rings, with
Anand Pillay
and
Frank Wagner , Mathematics Research Letters 5
(1998), 473  483.
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 Difference algebraic subgroups of commutative algebraic
groups over finite fields, with
J. F. Voloch,
Manuscripta Math. 99 (1999), no. 3, 329339.
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 The conjecture of Tate and Voloch on padic
proximity to torsion, International Mathematics Research Notices
1999 , no. 17, 909  914.
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 Lascar and Morley ranks differ in differentially closed
fields, with Ehud Hrushovski, Journal of Symbolic Logic 64 ,
no. 3, Sept. 1999, 1280  1284.
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 Combinatorics with definable sets: Euler characteristics
and Grothendieck rings, with
Jan Krajicek, Bulletin of
Symbolic Logic 6 , no 3, September 2000, 311  330.
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 A model complete theory of valued Dfields, Journal
of Symbolic Logic, 65 , no. 4, December 2000, 1758  1784.
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 Diophantine geometry from model theory, Bulletin
of Symbolic Logic, 7 , no. 1, March 2001, 37  57.
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 Public key cryptosystems based on Drinfeld modules are insecure,
Journal of Cryptology, 14, no. 4, 2001, 225230.
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 Compact complex manifolds with the DOP and other
properties,
with Anand Pillay,
Journal of Symbolic Logic, 67, no. 2, June 2002, 737  743.
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 Model theory and differential algebra, in Differential Algebra
and Related Topics Proceedings of the International Workshop
(Newark, November 2000), eds. L. Guo, P. J. Cassidy, W. F. Keigher
& W. Y. Sit, World Scientific 2002, pp. 125  150.
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 Stable Groups (a review of the English translation of
B. Poizat's Groupes Stables), Bull. AMS
39 no. 4 (2002), 573579.
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 Diophantine geometry of the torsion of a Drinfeld module,
Journal of Number Theory 97 no. 1 (November 2002),
10  25.
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 Meromorphic groups, with
Anand Pillay,
Trans. AMS, 355 (2003), 38433859.
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 Quantifier elimination for the relative Frobenius, in Valuation
Theory and Its Applications Volume II, conference
proceedings of the International Conference on Valuation Theory (Saskatoon,
1999), FranzViktor Kuhlmann, Salma Kuhlmann, and Murray Marshall, eds.,
Fields Institute Communications Series, (AMS, Providence), 2003, 323  352.
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 Fstructures and integral points on semiabelian varieties over
finite fields, with Rahim Moosa,
Amer. J. Math. 126 (2004), 473  522. Postscript or PDF
 Automatic uniformity, International Mathematics
Research Notices 2004, no. 62,
3317  3326. Postscript or
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 The MordellLang conjecture in positive characteristic revisited,
with Rahim Moosa,
in Model Theory and Applications (eds. L. Bélair, P. D'Aquino,
D. Marker, M. Otero, F. Point, & A. Wilkie), 2003, 273  296. Postscript or PDF
 Local AndréOort conjecture for the universal abelian variety,
Inventiones mathematicae, (Online first, 19 October 2005), 163, no. 1, January 2006, 191  211.
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 Positive characteristic ManinMumford theorem, Compositio mathematica 141, no. 6 (November 2005), 13511364.
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 Nonstandard meromorphic groups, Electronic Notes in Theoretical Computer Science,
Volume 143, (6 January 2006) Proceedings of the 12th Workshop on Logic, Language,
Information and Computation (WoLLIC 2005) Florianópolis, Santa Catarina, Brazil 1922 July 2005,
185  196.
 Groups in the theory of compact complex analytic spaces, with
Matthias Aschenbrenner and Rahim Moosa, J. Symbolic Logic 71 (2006), 529552.
 Analytic difference rings, Proceedings of the International Congress of Mathematicians,
Madrid, Spain, 2006, Volume II, 71  92.
 Model theory of the Frobenius on the Witt vectors, with Luc Bélair and Angus Macintyre, American Journal of Mathematics,
Volume 129, Number 3, June 2007, 665  721.
 Differential arcs and regular types in differential fields, with
Rahim Moosa and
Anand Pillay, J. Reine Angew. Math. 620 (2008), 35  54.
 Differentially valued fields are not differentially closed, Model theory with applications to algebra and analysis. Vol. 1, 111115, London Math. Soc. Lecture Note Ser., 349, Cambridge Univ. Press, Cambridge, 2008.
 Infinite finitely generated fields are biinterpretable with
N, J. Amer. Math. Soc. 21 (2008) 893  908. (Erratum, J. Amer. Math. Soc. 24 (2011), no. 3, 917.
There is a serious mistake in the proof of the definability of valuations. As it stands, Pop's Conjecture is still open.)
 Jet and prolongation spaces, with Rahim Moosa, Journal of the Institute of Mathematics Jussieu 9 (2010), no. 2, 391  430.
 Counting special points: Logic, diophantine geometry, and transcendence theory.,
Bull. Amer. Math. Soc. (N.S.) 49 (2012), no. 1, 51  71.
 A Euclidean SkolemMahlerLechChabauty method, Math. Res. Lett. 18 (2011), no. 5, 833  842.
 ArtinSchreier extensions in nip and simple fields, with Itay Kaplan
and Frank Wagner, Israel J. Math. 185 (2011), 141  153.
 Generalized HasseSchmidt varieties and their jet spaces, with Rahim Moosa,
Proc. Lond. Math. Soc. (3) 103 (2011), no. 2, 197  234.
 Algebraic equations on the adèlic closure of a Drinfeld module, with Dragos Ghioca, Israel
J. Math., online first, 2012.
 Periods of rational maps modulo primes, with R. Benedetto, D. Ghioca, B. Hutz, P. Kurlberg, and T. Tucker, Math. Ann., online first, 2012.
 A proof of the AndréOort conjecture using mathematical logic [after Pila, Wilkie and Zannier], Astérisque, Séminaire Bourbaki, Exposé 1037, 2010  2011.
 Exponentialpolynomial equations and dynamical return sets, with Yu Yasufuku, International Mathematics Research Notices, published online April 30, 2013 doi:10.1093/imrn/rnt081
 Invariant varieties for polynomial dynamical systems, with Alice Medvedev, Annals of Mathematics, 179 (2014), no. 1, 81  177.
 Model theory of fields with free operators in characteristic zero, with Rahim Moosa, Journal of Mathematical Logic 14 (2014), no. 2, 1450009, 43 pp.
 Ominimality, Gazette des Mathématiciens,
no. 149, Julliet 2016.
 Density of orbits of
endomorphisms of abelian varieties, with Dragos Ghioca, Trans. Amer. Math. Soc.
369 (2017), no. 1, 447 – 466.
 Differential
Chow varieties exist, with James Freitag and Wei Li (and an
appendix by William Johnson),
J. Lond. Math. Soc. (2) 95 (2017), no. 1, 128–156. .
 Ominimality as an approach to the AndréOort conjecture, in Around the ZilberPink conjecture, Panoramas et Synthèses, no. 52 (2017), 111  165.
 Strong minimality and the jfunction,
with James Freitag, J. Eur. Math. Soc. (JEMS) 20 (2018), no. 1, 119–136.

The logical complexity of finitely generated commutative rings, with Matthias Aschenbrenner, Anatole Khélif, and Eudes Naziazeno, International Mathematics Research Notices, to appear.
(prepublication version)
 Communication lower bounds and optimal algorithms for programs that references arrays  part I, with F. Micahel Christ, James Demmel, Nicholas Knight, and Katherine Yelick,
Journal of Logic and Analysis,
to appear.
 Algebraic differential equations from covering maps, Advances in Mathematics 330 (2018), 1071 – 1100.
 Effective difference elimination and Nullstellensatz, with Alexey Ovchinnikov and Gleb Pogudin, 25 pages,
J. Eur. Math. Soc., 22 (2020), no. 8, 2419  2452. .
 The dynamical MordellLang conjecture for endomorphisms of semiabelian varieties defined over fields of positive characteristic with Pietro Corvaja, Dragos Ghioca and Umberto Zannier, JIMJ 20 (2021), no. 2, 669  698..
 A variant of the MordellLang conjecture with Dragos Ghioca, Fei Hu and Umberto Zannier, Mathematical Research Letters, 26 (2019), no. 5, 1383  1392..
 Solving difference equations in sequences:
universality and undecidability, with Gleb Pogudin and Michael
Wibmer, Forum of Mathematics, Sigma, 8 (2020), Paper No. e33, 30 pp. .
 Berezin integral as a Riemann sum, with Roman Sverdlov, Journal of Mathematical Physics, 61, 063505 (2020);
https://doi.org/10.1063/1.5144877 .
 Elimination of unknowns for systems of algebraic
differentialdifference equations, with Wei Li, Alexey Ovchinnikov
and Gleb Pogudin, Transactions of the American Matheamtical Society, 374 (2021), 303  326, doi:10.1090/tran/8219
 Computing all identifiable functions for ODE models, with Alexey Ovchinnikov, Anand Pillay, and Gleb Pogudin, Systems & Control Letters, Volume 157, November 2021, 105030.
 Algorithms yield bounds in differential algebra, with Wei Li, Alexey Ovchinnikov, and
Gleb Pogudin, Canadian Mathematical Bulletin, (to appear).
 Multiexperiment parameter identifiability of ODEs and model theory, with Alexey Ovchinnikov, Anand Pillay, and Gleb Pogudin, SIAM Journal on Applied Algebra and Geometry. (to appear).
Papers under review
Effective transcendental ZilberPink for variations of Hodge structures, with Jonathan Pila, 2021, 17 pages.
Skew invariant curves and the algebraic independence of Mahler fuctions, with Alice Medvedev and Khoa Dang Nguyen, 2022, 79 pages.
Likely intersections, with Sebastian Eterović, 2022, 22 pages.
Algorithm for finding new identifiable reparameterizations of parametric ODEs, with Nicolette Meshkat and Alexey Ovchinnikov, 2023, 12 pages.
Preprints and Notes not intended for formal publication
 The absolute MordellLang conjecture in positive characteristic, 1998.
 Infinite stable fields are ArtinSchreier closed, 1999.
 Fields admitting ordered nontrivial strong Euler characteristics
are quasifinite, 2000.
 An elementary proof that
order one sets living on curves of general type have no structure, 2000.
 Uniformity in the MordellLang theorem, 2001.
 Superstability for Fstructures, with Rahim Moosa, 2003.
 Algebraic relations amongst periodic points of a lifting
of Frobenius, 2007.
 Analytic relations on a dynamical orbit, 2008.
Slides from recent talks
 The Manin map, revisited (again), Geomod final conference, Freiburg, 2023.
 Ominimality, tutorial at the 23rd Midrasha Mathematicae, 2022.
 Elimination and consistency checking for difference equations (even though the theory is undecidable!), UB Berkeley Logic Colloquium, 14 September 2018.
 Differential ZilberPink theorems,
Functional Transcedence, Oxford, 26 June 2018.
 Higher dimensional dynamical MordellLang problems, Conference on Diophantine Problems and Arithmetic
Dynamics, Academia Sinica, Taipei, Taiwan, 27 June 2013.
 Lectures on Model Theory and Algebraic Dynamics, CUNY 7  11 June 2010 Day 1 Day 2 Day 3 Day 4 Day 5
 "Dynamical MordellLang problems, Będlewo, Poland, 13 August 2009
 "Motivic Integration: An outsider's tutorial, Durham, England, 21 & 22 July 2009
 Definability in fields, Computable model theory, University of Florida at
Gainesville, 56 February 2007. Lecture 1
Lecture 2 Lecture 3
 Pop's conjecture on the elementary theory of finitely generated fields,
Paris VII, 8 June 2006.
 Groups in the theory of compact complex manifolds, III Encuentro de la
Teoría de Modelos, (Villa de Leyva, Colombia), 18 August 2005.
 Categoricidad relativa para campos finitamente generados,
XV Congreso Nacional de Matemáticas, (Bogotá), 12 August 2005.
 Additive groups, Model Theory and Its Applications to Algebra and Analysis, Isaac Newton
Institute, (Cambridge, UK), 15 July 2005.
 A local AndréOort theorem via ACFA,
Model Theory and Its Applications to Algebra and Analysis, Isaac Newton
Institute, (Cambridge, UK), 31 March 2005.
 Geometric stability theory,
Logic Colloquium 2004 (Torino), 27, 28 & 30 July 2004.
 Model theory of valued difference fields, Maurice Boffa Lecture (Mons, Belgium),
27 May 2004.
 Differential arcs, Interactions between model theory and geometry, Banff,
15 March 2004.
 Model Theory of Enriched Valued Fields, Logic Colloquium 2002 (Münster),
4 August 2002.
 A Drinfeld module version of the MordellLang conjecture,
Arizona Winter School 2003, 17  19 March 2003.
 pJets and Uniform Unramified ManinMumford,
Joint AMSSMF Meeting, Lyon 19 July 2001.
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 Model Theory and Differential Algebra, Newark meeting on
differential algebra and related topics, 3 November 2000.
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 Grothendieck Rings, Euler Characteristics, and
Schanuel Dimensions, Berkeley Logic Colloquium, 29 September 2000.
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Lecture notes
Math 225a, Autumn 2013
Note that most of the work described on this page has been supported by grants of the National Science Foundation.