| 11:00-12:30 Uhr (Raum J 2.213), 14:00-15:30 Uhr (Raum E 2.304)
Vortrag: Zeta functions of groups and rings -- uniformity at the edge of the wilderness
Abstract: In asymptotic group theory, zeta functions have become important tools to study the asymptotic and finer arithmetic properties of the distribution of finitary invariants of infinite groups. Defined as Dirichlet generating series, they encode, for instance, the numbers of finite-index subgroups or finite-dimensionsional representations of a given infinite group.
Zeta functions associated to arithmetic groups often enjoy Euler products, indexed by the (Archimedean and non-Archimedean) places of number fields. The non-Archimedean factors tend to be rational functions. To understand how these functions vary with the place is among the fundamental challenging questions in the field.
I will report on recent work with Angela Carnevale and Michael Schein: we prove a conjecture of Grunewald, Segal, and Smith on the variation of local normal subgroup zeta functions of finitely generated free class-2-nilpotent groups under base extension with number rings. Our result establishes that, in this setup, the variation is "uniform on primes of fixed decomposition type" in the relevant number field.
ACHTUNG: Es finden an diesem Tag aufgrund der Lesewoche zwei Vorträge 11:00-12:30 (in J 2.213) und 14:00-15:30 (E 2.304) statt.