Symmetries and Correspondences mini-workshop: Linking numbers and arithmetic duality

2 June 2017
14:30
to
16:00
Minhyong Kim
Abstract

Over the last few decades, a number of authors have discussed the analogy between linking numbers in three manifold topology and symbols in arithmetic. This talk will outline some results that make this precise in terms of natural complexes associated to arithmetic duality theorems. In particular, we will describe a ‘finite path integral’ formula for power residue symbols.