Algebra Seminar

Title: Iwasawa theory: Class numbers to elliptic curves
Speaker: Professor Robet Pollack
Speaker Info: University of Chicago
Brief Description:
Special Note:

Over the last few years there have been many new results about the Iwasawa theory of elliptic curves at supersingular primes. In this talk, we will attempt to discuss some of these results in the context of classical Iwasawa theory. We will discuss Iwasawa's approach to studying class numbers in towers of number fields; Mazur's approach to generalizing this to elliptic curves at ordinary primes and then finally the more mysterious case of supersingular reduction.

Date: Tuesday, October 22, 2002
Time: 4:10pm
Where: Lunt 104
Contact Person: Prof. Matthew Emerton
Contact email: emerton@math.northwestern.edu
Contact Phone: 847-491-5544
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