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Introduction to motivic periods

Hold Date 2019-11-25 16:15~2019-11-25 17:15

Place Seminar Room W1-C-615, West Zone 1, Ito campus, Kyushu University

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Speaker Nils Matthes (University of Oxford)

Motivic periods constitute a workable environment for Grothendieck's vision of extending Galois theory to certain classes of not necessarily algebraic numbers. The aim of this talk is to give an example-based introduction to this circle of ideas. If time permits, we will discuss the cases of motivic multiple zeta values and their elliptic analogues in some detail.