In-person Ordway lectures return with Wei Zhang visit
April 4, 2022 — From April 4-8, Wei Zhang of the Massachusetts Institute of Technology will be visiting the School of Mathematics.
About Prof. Zhang’s talks
A very common theme in number theory (and many other areas) is the study of various “local-to-global principles,” such as the Hasse-Minkowski theorem for rational points on a quadric. Prof. Zhang’s three talks will be devoted to several such instances in the context of rational points/algebraic cycles on varieties over global fields and their relation to special values of L-functions:
- Tuesday, April 5: Rational points on intersections of two quadrics
- Wednesday, April 6: Cycles on products of elliptic curves and a conjecture of Beilinson/Bloch-Kato
- Friday, April 8: Siegel-Weil formula