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Arithmetic and geometry : ten years in Alpbach

Author: Gisbert Wüstholz; Clemens Fuchs
Publisher: Princeton, New Jersey : Princeton University Press, 2019. ©2019
Series: Annals of mathematics studies, no. 202.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Arithmetic and Geometry presents highlights of recent work in arithmetic algebraic geometry by some of the world's leading mathematicians. Together, these 2016 lectures--which were delivered in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the annual summer workshops in Alpbach, Austria--provide an introduction to high-level research on three topics: Shimura varieties, hyperelliptic continued fractions and generalized  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
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Material Type: Conference publication
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Gisbert Wüstholz; Clemens Fuchs
ISBN: 9780691193786 0691193789 9780691193779 0691193770
OCLC Number: 1089490428
Description: viii, 174 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: Preface / Gisbert Wüstholz --
1. Introduction --
2. Local Shimura varieties : minicourse given by Peter Scholze / Sergey Gorchinskiy and Lars Kühne --
3. Hyperelliptic continued fractions and generalized Jacobians : minicourse given by Umberto Zannier / Laura Capuano, Peter Jossen, Christina Karolus, and Francesco Veneziano --
4. Faltings heights and L-functions : minicourse given by Shou-Wu Zhang / Ziyang Gao, Rafael von Känel, and Lucia Mocz.
Series Title: Annals of mathematics studies, no. 202.
Responsibility: edited by Gisbert Wüstholz and Clemens Fuchs.

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Arithmetic and Geometry presents highlights of recent work in arithmetic algebraic geometry by some of the world's leading mathematicians. Together, these 2016 lectures--which were delivered in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the annual summer workshops in Alpbach, Austria--provide an introduction to high-level research on three topics: Shimura varieties, hyperelliptic continued fractions and generalized Jacobians, and Faltings height and L-functions. The book consists of notes, written by young researchers, on three sets of lectures or minicourses given at Alpbach. The first course, taught by Peter Scholze, contains his recent results dealing with the local Langlands conjecture. The fundamental question is whether for a given datum there exists a so-called local Shimura variety. In some cases, they exist in the category of rigid analytic spaces; in others, one has to use Scholze's perfectoid spaces. The second course, taught by Umberto Zannier, addresses the famous Pell equation--not in the classical setting but rather with the so-called polynomial Pell equation, where the integers are replaced by polynomials in one variable with complex coefficients, which leads to the study of hyperelliptic continued fractions and generalized Jacobians. The third course, taught by Shou-Wu Zhang, originates in the Chowla-Selberg formula, which was taken up by Gross and Zagier to relate values of the L-function for elliptic curves with the height of Heegner points on the curves. Zhang, X. Yuan, and Wei Zhang prove the Gross-Zagier formula on Shimura curves and verify the Colmez conjecture on average.

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