Algebra/Number Theory Seminar

Recent progress on multiple zeta values in positive characteristic.

Tuan Ngo Dac, U Caen, France

Thursday, February 17th, 2022
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
Zoom id 566 385 6457 (no password)

Multiple zeta values are positive real numbers investigated by Euler in the late eighteenth century. Surprisingly, these numbers are ubiquitous in many mathematical and physical theories such as number theory, mixed Tate motives, and quantum field theory.

By a well-known analogy between the arithmetic of number fields and that of function fields of positive characteristic, Thakur introduced a theory of positive characteristic multiple zeta values associated to the projective line in 2004. During the last twenty years, he and his collaborators / students have developed this theory in several directions, have proved important theorems and have formulated several conjectures. In this talk, we will explain recent developments towards these conjectures.

Event contact: dinesh dot thakur at rochester dot edu