Taking place at Université Pierre et Marie Curie, 8th of June, 2017.
Günter Harder (Hausdorff Center for Mathematics, Bonn)
Divisibility of L-values and the existence of non trivial cohomology classes
We consider a very special class of congruence subgroups of Sl_2(Z[i]) ;
for each of these congruence subgroups, the Eisenstein cohomology is essentially
described in terms of special values of a specific Hecke character (which is determined by the subgroup).
We analyze these special values and show that the divisibility of these special values
by certain primes ℓ implies that the cohomology of the congruence subgroup
contains some non trivial classes. These classes are either cuspidal classes or they
are ℓ-torsion classes.
In an experiment always the second case occurs (computation by D. Yasaki).
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