This seminar is chaired by professor Ye Tian, Song Wang, Yichao Tian, Weizhe Zheng, Wenwei Li in Morningside Center of Mathematics.
Lectures & Seminars in June 2015
 周一  周二  周三  周四  周五  周六 
9:3010:30  Greenberg  \  Greenberg 
 Greenberg 

10:4511:45  Coates  Coates  Coates  
1:302:30  Greenberg  \  Greenberg  \  Greenberg  \ 
3:305:30  \  TBA  \  TBA  \  \ 
Place: 817 of South Building
Series Lectures
¨ John Coates, June 10 – July 3, the first lecture will start at 10:45 on June 10.
Title: Quadratic twists of X_0(49)
Abstract: The quadratic twists of X_0(49) are the only elliptic curves defined over Q for which the prime 2 is potentially ordinary. For reasons which we still do not understand fully, this makes their Iwasawa theory more accessible, especially at the prime 2. In the course, I hope to prove the conjecture of Birch and SwinnertonDyer for the quadratic twists of X_0(49), whose complex Lseries does not vanish at s=1, concentrating in particular on the difficult 2primary part of the exact BirchSwinnertonDyer formula for the order of the TateShafarevich group of such a twist. In the discussion of the formula for the 2primary part, I will be following work of GonzalezAviles.
¨ Ralph Greenberg, June 15July 13, the first lecture will start at 9:30 on June 15.
Title: Introduction to Iwasawa Theory
Abstract: This course will be a broad introduction to the ideas of Iwasawa Theory as they have developed over its long history. We will start with studying the behavior of ideal class groups in a $\ZZ_p$extension of a number field. The main objective will be to formulate Iwasawa's Main Conjecture. Then we will study the analogous questions for elliptic curves. Finally, we will describe how these special cases fit into a vastly more general framework.
Other talks
¨ Yunqing Tang, 3:30pm4:30pm, June 16
Title: Cycles in the de Rham cohomology of abelian varieties over number fields
Abstract: In his 1982 paper, Ogus defined a class of cycles in the de Rham cohomology of smooth proper varieties over number fields. In the case of abelian varieties, this class includes all the Hodge cycles by the work of Deligne, Ogus and Blasius, and Ogus predicted that all such cycles are Hodge. I confirm Ogus' prediction for some families of abelian varieties under the assumption that the cycles lie in the Betti cohomology with real coefficients. These families include abelian varieties that have prime dimension and nontrivial endomorphism ring. The proof is based on a theorem of Bost and the known cases of the MumfordTate conjecture.
¨ Kestutis Cesnavicius, 4:45pm5:45pm, June 16
Title: The pparity conjecture for elliptic curves with a pisogeny
Abstract: For an elliptic curve E over a number field K, one consequence of the Birch and SwinnertonDyer conjecture is the parity conjecture: the global root number should match the parity of the MordellWeil rank. Its weaker but more approachable version is the pparity conjecture for a fixed prime p: the global root number should match the parity of the Z_pcorank of the pinfinity Selmer group. After surveying what is known on the pparity conjecture, we will discuss its proof in the case when E has a Krational pisogeny.
¨ Xin Wan, 3:30pm 6pm, June 22
Title: Iwasawa theory and BSD conjecture
Abstract: In the first talk I'll introduce some backgrounds on Iwasawa theory and BSD conjecture, and review some recent progresses. In the second talk I'll discuss some techniques involved in the proof in details.
¨ Otmar Venjakob, 4:00pm – 5:00pm, June 23
Title: Iwasawa cohomolgy and (\phi,\Gamma)modules over Lubin Tate extensions
Abstract: We generalize work of Fontaine and Herr about expressing local Galois cohomology and Iwasawa cohomology in terms of (\phi,\Gamma)modules from the cyclotomic case to the case of LubinTate extensions. In particular we show a kind of reciprocity law which admits to calculate the image of an adequate Kummer map in the firrst Iwasawa cohomology group. This is joint work with Peter Schneider (Münster).
¨ Mingmin Shen, 3:30pm5:00pm, June 30 (then on July 1, 7, 8, 14, 15)
Title: The rationality problem in algebraic geometry
Abstract: One fundamental problem in algebraic geometry is to determine whether a variety is rational or not. Here being rational can be understood as being isomorphic to the projective space modulo lower dimensional subvarieties on both sides. In the lectures, I will explain how the problem gets more complicated as dimension increases. After reviewing the classical solution in low dimensional case, I will explain the work of Clemens—Griffiths on cubic threefold. Then a major part will be devoted to the recent results obtained by Voisin and Totaro via cycletheoretical approach. I will also discuss the case of cubic fourfolds where the question is still open.
¨ Liang Xiao, (TBA)
Title: Galois representations attached to torsion coherent cohomology of Hilbert modular varieties
Abstract: We prove that for each eigenclass in the mod p^n coherent cohomology of automorphic line bundles on Hilbert modular varieties, one can attach a pseudoGalois representation. In the case of Hilbert modular surface and of parallel weight one, we show that the representation we obtain is unramified at p. This is a joint work with Matthew Emerton and Davide Reduzzi. If time permits, we discuss a potential approach to generalize this to general Hilbert modular varieties.
¨ Jieyu Zhang, 9:0010:00, July 14
Title: An effective criterion for Eulerian multiple zeta values in characteristic p
Abstract: A classical multiple zeta value (MZV) is said to be Eulerian if it is a rational multiple of a power of 2$\pi$i. Typical examples (from Euler's formula) are the Riemann zeta values (depth one MZV's) at even positive integers. It is a natural question whether one has a criterion for Eulerian MZV's, but it is still open. In this talk, we will consider the analogous question for those positive characteristic MZV's introduced by Thakur. We will present an effective criterion for these Eulerian MZV's, and show how this criterion can be implemented by Magma to determine whether a given MZV is Eulerian. This is a joint work with M. Papanikolas and J. Yu.
¨ Ziyang Gao, (TBA)
Title: Recent developments on the AndréOort conjecture
Abstract: The AndréOort conjecture predicts that any subvariety of a mixed Shimura variety containing a Zariski dense subset of special points is again a moduli space of some mixed Hodge structures with some Hodge tensors. An interesting example is when the ambient mixed Shimura variety is the universal abelian variety, in which case special points are precisely the points corresponding to torsion points on CM abelian varieties. This conjecture was reduced to a lower bound for the size of Galois orbits of special points by a series of work (KlinglerUllmoYafaev, PilaTsimerman, Gao) and hence proved for mixed Shimura varieties of abelian type by the recent work of Tsimerman and YuanZhang/AndreattaGorenHowardPera. In the proof, a transcendental and a distribution theorem (AxLindemann and its corollary) of independent interest were proved. In my talk I will explain this conjecture and sketch its proof. In particular I will explain the very recent result of Tsimerman about how to prove the lower bound using the Colmez conjecture in average.