POSTECH-PMI Number Theory Seminar

General Information: This is the webpage for the Number Theory Research Seminar organized jointly by POSTECH and the PMI.

Organizers: Valentin Buciumas and Qirui Li.

Time and Place: The Number Theory Seminar will take place on Zoom, typically either on Thursday 5:30pm-6:45pm or on Friday 9am-10:15am. All times above and below are Korean Standard Time.

Talk Schedule --- Spring 2024

Date Time Speaker Affiliation Title Zoom Link
March 28 5:30pm Mikhail Borovoi Tel-Aviv University Galois cohomology of reductive groups over global fields zoom
Abstract: Let $F$ be a number field (say, the field of rational numbers $\mathbb{Q}$) or a $p$-adic field (say, the field of $p$-adic numbers $\mathbb{Q}_p$), or a global function field (say, the field of rational functions of one variable over a finite field $\mathbb{F}_q$). Let $G$ be a connected reductive group over $F$ (say, $\operatorname{SO}(n)$). One needs the first Galois cohomology set $H^1(F,G)$ for classification problems in algebraic geometry and linear algebra over $F$. In the talk, I will give closed formulas for $H^1(F,G)$ when $F$ is as above, in terms of the algebraic fundamental group $\pi_1(G)$ introduced by the speaker in 1998. All terms will be defined and examples will be given.
The talk is based on a joint work with Tasho Kaletha: arXiv:2303.04120.
April 19 9:00am Wei Zhang MIT $p$-adic Heights of the arithmetic diagonal cycles on unitary Shimura varieties zoom
Abstract: We formulate a $p$-adic analogue of the Arithmetic Gan-Gross-Prasad Conjectures for unitary groups, relating the $p$-adic height pairing of the arithmetic diagonal cycles to the first central derivative (along the cyclotomic direction) of a $p$-adic Rankin-Selberg L-function associated to cuspidal automorphic representations. In the good ordinary case we are able to prove the conjecture, at least when the ramification are mild at inert primes, using recent progress on the arithmetic fundamental lemma and arithmetic transfer conjectures. We deduce some application to $p$-adic version of the Bloch-Kato conjecture. Joint work with Daniel Disegni.
April 25 5:30pm Chia-Fu Yu Academia Sinica When is a polarized abelian variety determined by its $p$-divisible group? zoom
Abstract: In this talk I give a survey on some problems concerning supersingular abelian varieties and a few recent progress. In particular we shall address a few results on automorphism groups, endomorphism algebras, masses, our solution to the title, as well as results of Chai and Oort on central leaves and Newton strata. This talk is based on the joint papers with Tomoyoshi Ibukiyama, Valentijn Karemaker and Fuetaro Yobuko.
May 2 5:30pm Andreas Mihatsch Universität Bonn zoom
May 17 9:30am Yanze Chen University of Alberta zoom
May 24 9:30am Ben Brubaker University of Minnesota zoom