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Elliptic curves, L-functions and a conjecture of Mazur and Tate

Event Category:
Colloquium
Speaker:
Tom Weston
Institution:
UMass Amherst
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The conjecture of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer famously relates rational points on elliptic curves to special values of their associated L-functions (certain Dirichlet series formed out of point counting on the elliptic curve over finite fields). In this talk we introduce elliptic curves and L-functions, discuss the history and known results on Birch-Swinnertyon-Dyer, and then turn to recent work (joint with Emerton and Pollack) on a closely related conjecture of Mazur and Tate.

Thursday, March 2, 2023 - 4:00pm
LGRT 202