Lethbridge Number Theory and Combinatorics Seminar

  • Date: 09/18/2017
Peng-Jie Wong, University of Lethbridge

University of Lethbridge

Nearly supersolvable groups and Artin's conjecture

Let K/k be a Galois extension of number fields with Galois group G, and let rho be a non-trivial irreducible representation of G of dimension n. The Artin holomorphy conjecture asserts that the Artin L-function attached to rho extends to an entire function.


It is well-known that when n=1, this conjecture follows from Artin reciprocity. Also, by the works of Langlands and many others, we know that this conjecture is valid for n=2 under certain conditions. However, in general, the Artin holomorphy conjecture is wildly open.


In this talk, we will discuss how elementary group theory plays a role in studying the Artin holomorphy conjecture and introduce the notion of "nearly supersolvable groups". If time allows, we will explain how such groups lead to a proof of the Artin holomorphy conjecture for Galois extensions of degree less than 60.

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Location: C630 University Hall
Web page: http://www.cs.uleth.ca/~nathanng/ntcoseminar/