To a complex of l-adic sheaves on a quasi-projective variety one associate an integer, its complexity. The main result on the complexity is that it is continuous with tensor product, pullback and pushforward, providing effective version of the constructibility theorems in l-adic cohomology. Another key feature is that the complexity bounds the dimensions of the cohomology groups of the complex. This can be used to prove equidistribution results for exponential sums over finite fields. This is due to Will Sawin, written up in collaboration with Javier Fresán and Emmanuel Kowalski.
- Séminaire Géométrie et théorie des modèles