# 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.

Speaker:

Michael Rapoport

University of Maryland/University of Bonn

Event Location:

Fine Hall 214