We estimate, in a number field, the maximal number of linearly independent elements with prescribed bounds on their valuations. As a by-product, we obtain new bounds for the successive minima of ideal lattices. Our arguments combine group theory, ramification theory, and the geometry of numbers. This is joint work with Mikołaj Frączyk and Péter Maga.

In analogy with multiplicative character sums, we investigate the distribution of the maximum of partial sums of various families of exponential sums. We obtain precise estimates on the distribution function in a large uniform range, in the case where the Fourier transforms of these exponential sums are real valued, and satisfy some "natural" hypotheses. Important examples include Birch sums...

We present results about the first moment of L-functions associated to cubic characters over $\mathbb{F}_q(T)$ when q is congruent to 1 modulo 3. The case of number fields was considered in previous work, but never for the full family of cubic twists over a field containing the third roots of unity. We will explain how to obtain an asymptotic formula with a main term, which relies on using...

Suppose that $A$ is a $k \times d$ matrix of integers such that fir any $r$ there is some $N$ such that any $r$-colouring of $\{1,\dots,N\}$ contains a monochromatic solution to $A$, meaning there is a colour class $C$ and $x \in C^d$ such that $Ax=0$. Not all matrices $A$ have this property (consider, for example, when all the entries of $A$ are positive), but when they do they are called...

I will discuss joint work with Akshay Venkatesh in which we use microlocalized test vectors (inspired by the orbit method) and Ratner theory to study mean values of L-functions on Gross--Prasad pairs. I will also indicate some further applications of these methods, such as to the quantum variance problem for Hecke--Maass eigenforms.

In this talk I will report on my joint work in progress with Samit Dasgupta on the tower of fields conjecture first formulated by Gross. This proves a conjecture of Dasgupta on explicit p-adic analytic formulae for Gross-Stark units. These units, when considered for all primes of a totally real number field F, generate the maximal abelian CM extension of F and therefore our work can be...

p-adic L-functions attached to automorphic representations and p-adic families of them, provide powerful tools to attack important problems such as Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer and Bloch-Kato conjetures. However, they are hard to construct and in fact beyond the case GL(2) the theory is poorly understood.

In this talk I will describe an approach based on the study of the overconvergent cohomology...

The interplay between valuations and certain geometrically rational varieties, in particular quadrics, has turned out to be very fruitful for proving that certain subsets of fields are existentially definable or diophantine. In particular, this has been used by J. Koenigsmann to prove that Q\Z is diophantine in Q. His proof combines several ingredients from classical number theory, involving...

In this talk $F$ denotes a field of characteristic $2$, $W_{q}(F)$ the Witt of nonsingular quadratic forms over $F$, $W(F)$ the Witt ring of regular symmetric bilinear forms over $F$. For any integer $m\geq0$, we denote by $I_{q}^{m+1}(F)$ the group $I^{m}F\otimes W_{q}(F)$, where $I^{m}F$ \ is the $m$-th power of the fundamental ideal $IF$ of $W(F)$, and $\otimes$ is the module action of...

We will present a notion of (pre)torsion theory in general categories and two interesting examples of such pretorsion theories. Torsion theories in arbitrary categories have been studied by Grandis, Janelidze, Márki and several others. Our main examples will be in the category of preordered sets and the category of finite algebras with one operation, unary, and no axioms (i.e., the category of...

The Galois theory for monoidal cowreaths is developed. Cleft cowreaths are introduced in this context and its relation with the normal basis property investigated. The connection of this class of cowreath with some wreath algebra structures is obtained. Finally, several applications to quasi-Hopf algebras will be discussed. This is a joint work with D. Bulacu.

In this talk we deal with Hopf Ore extensions, the role they play in the classification of low dimensional Hopf algebras, and the property of a Hopf algebra to be almost involutive (meaning that the square of the antipode has a square root that is an automorphism of Hopf algebras).

There is a general philosophy that the image of a Galois representation should be as large as possible, subject to its symmetries. This can be seen in Serre's open image theorem for non-CM elliptic curves, Ribet and Momose's work on Galois representations attached to modular forms, and recent work of the speak and Conti-Iovita-Tilouine on Galois representations attached to p-adic families of...

The famous Mumford—Tate conjecture asserts that, for every prime number $\ell$, Hodge cycles are $\mathbb{Q}_{\ell}$ linear combinations of Tate cycles, through Artin's caparisons theorems between Betti and étale cohomology. The algebraic Sato—Tate conjecture, introduced by Serre and developed by Banaszak and Kedlaya, is a powerful tool in order to prove new instances of the generalized...

For both conceptual and practical reasons it is useful to have estimates on the number of points of algebraic varieties over Q, usually phrased in terms of asymptotics as the height of points increases. I will present a new such estimate, improving previous results by Bombieri, Pila, Heath-Brown, Browning, Salberger, Walsh and others. Time permitting, I will present an application to bounding...