Date: Wednesday, March 28, 2018
Location: 1866 East Hall (3:00 PM to 4:00 PM)
Title: The BSD conjecture and the GrossZagier formula
Abstract: Informally, the BirchSwinnertonDyer conjecture identifies the set of rational points on an elliptic curve via the order of vanishing of an associated holomorphic function, called the Lfunction. In this talk, we will give a precise statement of this conjecture and describe some recent progress. We will further explain how modular forms fit into the picture and discuss the GrossZagier formula which is an important partial result. Basic familiarity with elliptic curves will be helpful.
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Speaker: Alex Horawa
Institution: UM
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