Coincidences between homological densities, predicted by arithmetic - 2 of 2

Speaker: 
Benson Farb
Date: 
Thu, Jun 13, 2019
Location: 
PIMS, University of British Columbia
Conference: 
Workshop on Arithmetic Topology
Abstract: 
In this talk I'll describe some remarkable coincidences in topology that were found only by applying Weil's (number field)/(f unction field) analogy to some classical density theorems in analytic number theory, and then computing directly. Unlike the finite field case, here we have only analogy; the mechanism behind the coincidences remains a mystery. As a teaser: it seems that under this analogy the (inverse of the) Riemann zeta function at (n+1) corresponds to the 2-fold loop space of P^n. This is joint work with Jesse Wolfson and Melanie Wood.

 


This is the second lecture in a two part series: part 1