## Speaker:

Heidi Goodson

## Speaker Link:

## Institution:

Brooklyn College

## Time:

Thursday, January 20, 2022 - 10:00am to 11:00am

## Location:

https://uci.zoom.us/j/92522631731

The focus of this talk is on Sato-Tate groups of abelian varieties -- compact groups predicted to determine the limiting distributions of local zeta functions. In recent years, complete classifications of Sato-Tate groups in dimensions 1, 2, and 3 have been given, but there are obstacles to providing classifications in higher dimensions. In this talk, I will describe my recent work on families of higher dimensional Jacobian varieties. This work is partly joint with Melissa Emory.