Motivic Multiple Zeta Values (I)


Jianqiang Zhao ( Eckerd college, USA )
2016-06-14  10:30 - 12:00
Room 103, Mathematics Research Center Building (ori. New Math. Bldg.)

The multiple zeta values (MZVs) are multi-variable generalizations of the Riemann zeta values. The study of the double zeta values was initiated in a series of correspondences between Euler and Goldbach in 1740s. During the past quarter of a century, the MZVs have been found to be closely related to many areas in mathematics and even theoretical physics. In this talk I will review some of the key components in the construction of motivic MZVs: mixed Hodge structures, the pro-unipotent completion of a group, and the Tannakian formalism of the mixed Tate motives.