Department of Mathematics


  •  Clément Dupont, Université de Montpellier
  •  On periods and their Galois theory (note unusual time!)
  •  01/26/2022
  •  12:40 PM - 1:40 PM
  •  Online (virtual meeting) (Virtual Meeting Link)
  •  Preston Wake (

I will give a leisurely introduction to the modern study of periods via the cohomology of algebraic varieties and the theory of motives. Many examples will be given, with a particular focus on the idea of a Galois theory of periods that generalizes the classical Galois theory of algebraic numbers. If time allows, I will review work in progress (with Francis Brown, Javier Fresán, and Matija Tapušković) on the Galois theory of algebraic Mellin transforms — or maybe just the beta function.



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