Event Detail

Event Type: 
Number Theory Seminar
Date/Time: 
Tuesday, January 31, 2017 -
16:00 to 17:00
Location: 
Bexell 417

Speaker Info

Institution: 
University of Oregon
Abstract: 

Euler systems, in particular, the Heegner point Euler system have been integral to our approach to the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer (BSD) conjecture for elliptic curves. I will describe Kolyvagin's Euler system and how it can be used to approach the BSD conjecture. Then, I will describe work in progress on constructing such an Euler system associated to higher dimensional cycles in the function field setting.