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