## Reading seminar of geometric Lubin-Tate theory, by Jiachang Xu – part III

In the last few decades, Berkovich’s theory of k -analytic space has extended classic rigid geometry. Since k -analytic space has good topological properties, and the Berkovich analytification of algebraic varieties could be also dealt with via the geometry of the model and it has a strong connection with tropical geometry, this allows us to use the combinatorial techniques to study algebraic varieties. Our lectures will mainly discuss the contents of Berkovich space and its application in other aspects of mathematics, we plan to go over the basic properties of Berkovich space in both algebraic and topological ways for the first lecture.