The Tamagawa number conjecture on motives and (phi, Gamma)-modules

01/21/2014 - 12:15pm
01/21/2014 - 1:10pm
Jay Daigle (California Institute of Technology)

This talk will provide a gentle introduction for non-experts to some recent developments in arithmetic geometry. The Tamagawa number conjecture on motives is a wonderful generalization of the classical analytic class number formula and the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture. I will discuss the background of these two formulae and their relation to the Tamagawa Number conjecture. I will then give a brief overview of the theory of (phi, Gamma) modules and report on recent work with Matthias Flach using this theory to strengthen evidence for the conjecture.

Mudd Science Library 126, Pomona College
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There will be a short organizational meeting preceding the talk at 12:00 noon.