##### Department of Mathematics,

University of California San Diego

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### Math 209 - Number Theory

## Cristian Popescu

#### UCSD

## $1$-Motives, Special Values of $L$-functions, Quillen $K$--theory and Étale Cohomology

##### Abstract:

We will discuss our recent proof (joint work with C. Greither) of a conjecture linking $\ell$--adic realizations of $1$-motives and special values of equivariant $L$--functions in characteristic $p$, refining earlier results of Deligne and Tate. As a consequence, we give proofs (in the characteristic $p$ setting) of various central classical conjectures on special values of $L$--functions, namely those due to Coates-Sinnott, Brumer-Stark, and Gross. If time permits, we will indicate how this theory can be extended to characteristic $0$.

### October 16, 2008

### 2:00 PM

### AP&M 7321

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