Function Field Analogue of Shimura's Conjecture on Period Symbols Institutional Repository Document uri icon


  • In this paper we introduce the notion of Shimura's period symbols over function fields in positive characteristic and establish their fundamental properties. We further formulate and prove a function field analogue of Shimura's conjecture on the algebraic independence of period symbols. Our results enable us to verify the algebraic independence of the coordinates of any nonzero period vector of an abelian t-module with complex multiplication whose CM type is non-degenerate and defined over an algebraic function field. This is an extension of Yu's work on Hilbert-Blumenthal t-modules.

author list (cited authors)

  • Brownawell, W. D., Chang, C., Papanikolas, M. A., & Wei, F.

citation count

  • 0

complete list of authors

  • Brownawell, W Dale||Chang, Chieh-Yu||Papanikolas, Matthew A||Wei, Fu-Tsun

Book Title

  • arXiv

publication date

  • March 2022