Tuesday, May 16, 2017
Number Theory Seminar
On the arithmetic degree of Shimura curves
Xinyi Yuan, Department of Mathematics, University of California, Berkeley
The goal of this talk is to introduce a Gross--Zagier type formula, which relates the arithmetic self-intersection number of the Hodge bundle of a quaternionic Shimura curve over a totally real field to the logarithmic derivative of the Dedekind zeta function of the base field at 2. The proof is inspired by the previous works of Yuan, S. Zhang and W. Zhang on the Gross--Zagier formula and the averaged Colmez conjecture.