The arithmetic intersection conjecture

Thursday, October 19, 2017 -
4:30pm to 5:30pm
The Gan-Gross-Prasad conjecture relates the non-vanishing of a special value of the derivative of an L-function to the non-triviality of a certain functional on the Chow group of a Shimura variety. Beyond the one-dimensional case, there is little hope for proving this conjecture. I will explain a variant of this conjecture (suggested by Wei Zhang) which seems more accessible and report on progress on it. This is joint work with B. Smithling and W. Zhang. 
Michael Rapoport
University of Maryland/University of Bonn
Event Location: 
Fine Hall 214