Event Type:

Number Theory Seminar

Date/Time:

Tuesday, January 31, 2017 - 16:00 to 17:00

Location:

Bexell 417

Guest Speaker:

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.

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