Mixed Motives in Number Theory

28 October 2013
Netan Dogra
Mixed motives turn up in number theory in various guises. Rather than discuss the rather deep foundational questions involved, this talk will aim to give several illustrations of the ubiquity of mixed motives and their realizations. Along the way I hope to mention some of: the Mordell-Weil theorem, the theory of height pairings, special values of L-functions, the Mahler measure of a polynomial, Galois deformations and the motivic fundamental group.
  • Junior Number Theory Seminar