On Tensor Powers of t-motives and the Multiple Zeta Values

TitleOn Tensor Powers of t-motives and the Multiple Zeta Values


SpeakerJing Yu, National Taiwan University


Date: 3:30-5:00 pm; April 2, April 9, 2013  

10:00-11:30 am; April 4, April 11; 2013


PlaceConference Room A404, Department of Mathematical Sciences


The four lectures entitled respectively


1. Tensor Powers of the Carlitz module, and the special Carlitz zeta values.

2. t-modules ad t-motives. Papanikolas theory.

3. The multiple zeta values of Thakur, and t-motives

4. Linear independence for monomials of multiple zeta values.

Abstract: I shall first recall the Anderson-Thakur theory on tensor powers, and motivic interpretation of the multiple zeta values. The determination of all algebraic relations among Carlitz zeta values by Chang-Yu, the analogue of Baker's linear independence for polylogarithms, and the recent progress on a strong form of Goncharov's conjecture in positive characteristic, and the the problem of being Eulerian for multiple zeta values.

ContactLinsheng Yin