Monday, May 9, 2022 12:30 PM
Sarah Zerbes (ETH)

Abstract: Euler systems are one of the most powerful tools for proving cases of the Bloch--Kato conjecture, and other related problems such as the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture.

I will recall a series of recent works (variously joint with Loeffler, Pilloni, Skinner) giving rise to an Euler system in the cohomology of Shimura varieties for GSp(4), and an explicit reciprocity law relating the Euler system to values of L-functions. I will then explain recent work with Loeffler, where we use this Euler system to prove new cases of the BSD conjecture for modular abelian surfaces over Q, and for modular elliptic curves over imaginary quadratic fields.