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convergence of L-functions of curves

Let $C$ be a smooth projective curve over $\mathbb{Q}$. Its associated L-function is defined by $$ L(C, s)=\prod_{p \text{ prime}} L_p(C, s), $$ where, if $p$ is a prime of good reduction, ...
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p-adic L-function of curves

Given a smooth projective curve $C$ over $\mathbb{Q}$ one has the $L$-function $L(C, s)$ and the Beilinson conjectures predict its values at integers $s=n$ in terms of regulators. Is there a p-adic ...
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Reference request: Grothendieck´s period conjecture?

I would like to know if Grothendieck published something about this conjecture? Is there some book (or expository article) about this conjecture? Is there any connection between this conjecture and ...
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Motivic L-function vs motivic zeta function

Let $M$ be a pure motive over a field $k$. Roughly speaking, the L-function of $M$ is the product over all primes $p$ of $$L_p(M,s)=\det(I-Fr_p|_{M_\ell^I} N(p)^{-s})^{-1}$$ where $Fr_p$ is a ...
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Local factors of Hasse-Weil zeta function - what do they have in common?

Let $X$ be a regular scheme, flat and of finite type over $Spec(\mathbb{Z})$ (add "projective" if you want). Then the Hasse-Weil zeta function of $X$ is defined as a product over all prime numbers of ...
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Main conjecture for elliptic curves invariant under a $\mathbb{Q}$-isogeny

Suppose $E$ is an elliptic curve defined over $\mathbb{Q}$ with good ordinary reduction at a prime $p$. Then one can define nonnegative integers $ \lambda_{E}^{alg} $, $ \mu_{E}^{alg} $, $ ...
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Is there a “natural” reformulation of Hodge conjecture in terms of L-functions?

I just glanced at the Wikipedia article about the Hodge conjecture, and a (probably very naive, due to my huge lack of knowledge of the subject) question just came to my mind: can one associate ...
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Hodge Decompositions and Gamma Factors of Hasse--Weil L-Functions

Let $X$ be a projective variety over a number field $K$. If $\mathfrak{p}\unlhd\mathcal{O}_K$ is a prime ideal we can regard the Euler factor of its $m$th Hasse-Weil $L$-Function at $\mathfrak{p}$ as ...
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Main conjecture for elliptic curves

Suppose $E$ is an elliptic curve defined over $\mathbb{Q}$ with good ordinary reduction at a prime $p$. Then one can define nonnegative integers $ \lambda_{E}^{alg} $, $ \mu_{E}^{alg} $, $ ...
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on the conductor of a scheme over $\mathbb{Z}$

Let $X$ be a regular, projective flat scheme over $Spec(\mathbb{Z})$, of relative dimension $d$, and look at the $L$-function $L(X, s)$, that is, the Hasse-Weil zeta function completed by the Gamma ...
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L-functions and algebraic geometry

Robert Langlands commented in a letter to Deligne that perhaps some of the deepest problems of algebraic geometry lie in L-functions. I want to understand the general philosophy and the connection ...
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Automorphicity of L-Factors of Zeta Functions

Associated to a variety over a number field $K$, one has a family of ``Hasse--Weil'' L-functions, which can be combined (as an alternating product) to give the Hasse--Weil zeta function of the ...
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L-Functions of Varieties, Zeta Functions of Their Models

Let $k$ denote a number field, with algebraic closure $\bar{k}$. Take a smooth, projective variety $X$ over $k$. If $\mathfrak{p}$ is a prime of $k$, and $l$ is a rational prime different to the ...
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On Deligne's determinant of motives

This is a question about Deligne's conjecture on special values of L-functions. I have to confess that I've never understood the definition of the determinant which is supposed to give the right ...
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Is the following the right definition of $L$-functions (on the Galois side)?

This question may be too elementary for this forum, but I have asked it on math stackexchange and didn't get an answer. I have now deleted it so there wouldn't be duplicates... Here is the question as ...
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Understanding the determinant of the action of Frobenius on the character group of the toric part of the reduction of the Jacobian of a curve.

I am trying to understand a certain sentence in a paper that I am reading. Let me start with some notation/background. (For a motivation of why this should be interesting, see below, under the ...
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Automorphism group of algebraic function fields

Let $K$ be a finite field and let $F/K$ be a function field. Is it possible to deduce the genus of $F/K$ from the automorphism group of $G=Aut(F/K)$? Is it possible to do so if we know that $|G|$ is ...
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Special values of L-functions as periods

If $M$ is a pure motive over $\mathbb{Q}$, one cas define its $L$-function $L(M,s)$ which conjecturaly is a meromorphic function over $\mathbb{C}$ with finitely many poles. For example, when ...
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Generalizing Eichler-Shimura to higher dimension, again

This question is related to Intuition behind the Eichler-Shimura relation? and L-functions and higher-dimensional Eichler-Shimura relation Answering the first question above, Matt Emerton gives a ...
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Abelian varieties and Selberg class

Hello everyone, I would like to know whether, assuming Selberg's orthonormality conjecture, it would be possible to establish a "natural" correspondence between abelian varieties and functions ...
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Rankin-Selberg convolutions of motivic L-series

Background: Let $M_{f_i}, i=1,2$ be two modular motives associated to cusp forms $f_i \in S_{w_i}(\Gamma_0(N_i))$ of weight $w_i$ and level $N_i$ respectively. The Rankin-Selberg convolution ...
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What are “fractional motives”?

Kirti Joshi's musings mention "fractional motives". Do you know what are they good for and what the current state of constructions is for them? Edit: Further cases of "fractional motives" as ...