Number Theory

Title: p-adic L-functions
Speaker: Ellen Eischen
Speaker Info: University of Oregon
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One approach to studying the p-adic behavior of L-functions relies on understanding p-adic properties of certain modular forms, for example congruences satisfied by their Fourier coefficients. In this talk, I will give an overview of p-adic L-functions and an approach to constructing them, which relies on relating them to certain p-adic families of Eisenstein series. I will start with the earliest examples of p-adic L-functions (due to Serre, Leopoldt, and Kubota) and conclude by mentioning a recent construction of myself, Harris, Li, and Skinner.
Date: Monday, October 23, 2017
Time: 4:00PM
Where: Lunt 107
Contact Person: Yifeng Liu
Contact email: liuyf@math.northwestern.edu
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