Milner 317

Wednesdays, 12:30-1:30 PM

Texas A&M University and National Tsing Hua University

**Wednesday, September 13
Milner 317, 12:30 PM**

**Title:** Determination of
algebraic relations among special zeta values in positive characteristic

**Abstract:** As analogue of special values at positive
integers of the Riemann zeta function, we consider Carlitz zeta values
at positive integers. By constructing certain Frobenius semi-linear
difference equations and using Papanikolas' theory, we prove that the
only algebraic relations among these characteristic p zeta values are
those coming from the Euler-Carlitz relations and Frobenius p-th power
relations. This is joint work with Jing Yu.