I will begin with a brief introduction to basic model theory, highlight some key results in stability theory, and point out the ways in which groups tend to arise naturally in structures that are "rich enough". This will lead us to Zilber's Trichotomy, a conjecture stating that an uncountably categorical theory's model looks either like 1) a linear order, 2) a vector space over a division ring, or 3) an algebraically closed field.
No background (nor prior interest!) in logic will be necessary.
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