Collaborative Number Theory Seminar at the CUNY Graduate Center

Co-organizers: Gautam Chinta, Brooke Feigon, Krzysztof Klosin, Maria Sabitova, Lucien Szpiro.

The seminar currently meets Fridays from 2:00 to 3:30 PM in Room 6494. The CUNY Graduate Center is located on Fifth Avenue, on the east side of the street, between 34th and 35th Streets in midtown Manhattan. For further information, please contact Maria Sabitova.

Spring 2019 Schedule:

May 10:  Preston Wake (IAS)

Title: Tame derivatives and the Eisenstein ideal

Abstract: As was made famous by Mazur, the mod-5 Galois representation associated to the elliptic curve X0(11)X_0(11) is reducible. In fact, the mod-25 Galois representation is also reducible. We will talk about this kind of extra reducibility phenomenon, and how its related, on one hand, to a ‘tame deriviative’ of an L-function, and on the other hand, to an algebraic invariant. This type of relation is predicted by the Bloch-Kato conjecture. This is a joint work with Akshay Venkatesh.

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