Academic Year 2022/2023 - Number Theory Seminars

The Algebra and Number Theory group of the University of Luxembourg hosts three seminars. Some of them are currently being held in a hybrid format.

Everyone is invited to attend! For more information, you can contact Andrea Conti or Bryan Advocaat.

Luxembourg Number Theory/Work-in-Progress Seminar

During the Winter Semester, this seminar typically meets on Wednesdays at 14:00. Unless otherwise specified, talks take place in the "chalk room" on the first floor of MNO. You will find below a collection of abstracts.

Bogomolov property for some modular Galois representations
Date (Room) Speaker Title
4/10/2023, 14:00 Gabor Wiese ( of Modular Forms
25/10/2023, 14:00 Fabio La Rosa ( functors and the trace formula I
31/10/2023, 14:00, MNO 1.040 Neelam Kandhil (MPIM Bonn)On linear independence of Dirichlet L values
9/11/2023, 14:00 Fabio La Rosa ( functors and the trace formula II
28/11/2023, ?? Anna Medvedovsky (MPIM Bonn)Method of deep trace congruences, with applications
20/12/2023, MNO 1.030 Samuele Anni, Adel Betina, Wushi Goldring, Chun Yin HuiNumber Theory Day
9/1/2024, ?? Lea Terracini (Università di Torino)

Reading Seminar on Algebraic Groups

The seminar will take place on Tuesdays from 10:30 to 12:00 in Room MNO 1.010, unless otherwise specified. The program can be found here.

Date (Room) Speaker Title
10/10/2023 Andrea Conti Overview
17/10/2023 Antigona Pajaziti Definitions and first properties
27/10/2023 Mingkun Liu Lie algebras
7/11/2023 Flavio Perissinotto
14/11/2023 Bryan Advocaat
24/11/2023 Clifford Chan
28/11/2023 Nathaniel Sagman

Collection of abstracts

Lea Terracini (Università di Torino) Bogomolov property for some modular Galois representations

In 2013 P. Habegger proved the Bogomolov property for the field generated over $\mathbb{Q}$ by the torsion points of a rational elliptic curve. We explore the possibility of applying the same strategy of proof to the case of field extensions cut out by some modular Galois representations.

Anna Medvedovsky (MPIM Bonn) Method of deep trace congruences, with applications

I will discuss a method for counting mod-p eigensystems carried by subquotients of spaces of classical modular forms by establishing deeper p-power congruences between traces of prime-power Hecke operators. The motivating application (joint with Samuele Anni and Alexandru Ghitza) is to refining the dimension split between Atkin-Lehner plus-minus eigenspaces in level p to account for mod-p congruences. The method generalizes to give partial results (or, depending on perspective, evidence) towards, among other things, establishing higher congruences between p-new forms in the same weight, recently discovered by Conti and Gräf.

Neelam Kandhil (MPIM Bonn) On linear independence of Dirichlet L values

The study of linear independence of L(k,chi) for a fixed integer k>1 and varying chi depends critically on the parity of k vis-à-vis chi. Several authors have explored this phenomenon for Dirichlet characters chi with fixed modulus and having the same parity as k. We extend this investigation to families of Dirichlet characters modulo distinct pairwise co-prime natural numbers across arbitrary number fields. In the process, we determine the dimension of the multi-dimensional generalization of cotangent values and the sum of generalized Chowla-Milnor spaces over the linearly disjoint number fields.

Fabio La Rosa ( Translation functors and the trace formula I

I will begin by recalling the main ideas involved in the proof of the trace formula for connected semisimple anisotropic algebraic groups defined over the rational numbers. The emphasis will be on the spectral side of the trace formula: the proof that the right regular representation of the adelic points of a group as above defines a trace-class operator and the ensuing decomposition of the right regular representations into automorphic representations. I will then explain the restricted tensor product decomposition of an automorphic representation into an Archimedean and a non-Archimedean part and complete the talk by explaining the main properties of the Archimedean objects involved in the decomposition.

Fabio La Rosa ( Translation functors and the trace formula II

I will propose a way to combine the theory of translation functors with the trace formula to study automorphic representations of connected semisimple anisotropic algebraic groups over the rational numbers whose Archimedean component is a limit of discrete series. I will explain the main ideas of the derivation of a trace formula which, modulo a conjecture on the decomposition of the tensor product of a limit of discrete series with a finite-dimensional representation into basic representations, allows to isolate the non-Archimedean parts of a finite family of C-algebraic automorphic representations containing the ones whose Archimedean component is a given limit of discrete series.

Gabor Wiese ( Entanglement of Modular Forms

In this talk, I will survey joint work in progress with Samuele Anni and Luis Dieulefait on entanglement for modular forms. We approach the question from a group theoretic point of view. The main objects of study are non-abelian entanglement fields: we show that any such has to arise from a weight one modular form in a very precise way.

Last modification: 2 October 2023.