Yuri Zarhin


Pennsylvania State University


Thursday, May 7, 2009 - 2:00pm


RH 306

The Hodge group (aka special Mumford-Tate group) of a complex abelian variety $X$ is a certain linear reductive algebraic group over the rationals that is closely related to the endomorphism ring of $X$. (For example, the Hodge group is commutative if and only if $X$ is an abelian variety of CM-type.) In this talk I discuss" lower bounds" for the center of Hodge groups of superelliptic jacobians. (This is a joint work with Jiangwei Xue.)