Mathematics Colloquium: L-functions in arithmetic, conjectures and examples
4:10 pm; Neill Hall 5W
The special values of L-functions are expected to encode a wealth
of arithmetic information. In some special cases, we know that
this is in fact the case. In this talk, we will explain the notion of
an L-function and provide motivation for the sweeping special
values conjectures made in the 1980s by Beilinson, Bloch,
Deligne, and Kato.
We will also examine a proven case of these conjectures.
Jennifer Johnson-Leung is a faculty in the Department of Mathematics at University of Idaho.