Schedule for: 16w5043 - New Directions in Iwasawa Theory

Arriving in Banff, Alberta on Sunday, June 26 and departing Friday July 1, 2016
Sunday, June 26
16:00 - 17:30 Check-in begins at 16:00 on Sunday and is open 24 hours (Front Desk - Professional Development Centre)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner
A buffet dinner is served daily between 5:30pm and 7:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
19:30 - 22:00 Informal gathering (Corbett Hall Lounge (CH 2110))
Monday, June 27
07:00 - 08:45 Breakfast
Breakfast is served daily between 7 and 9am in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
08:45 - 09:00 Introduction and Welcome by BIRS Station Manager (TCPL 201)
09:00 - 09:50 Ted Chinburg: Iwasawa theory in higher codimension
This talk will be a survey of recent work on higher codimension Iwasawa theory (joint with F. Bleher, R. Greenberg, M. Kakde, G. Pappas, R. Sharifi and M. Taylor). This has to do with relating \(p\)-adic \(L\)-functions to the behavior of Iwasawa modules which are supported in codimension larger than one as modules for an Iwasawa algebra. One idea I will discuss is that the natural analytic invariants arising from Katz \(p\)-adic \(L\)-functions pertain to the derived top exterior powers of Iwasawa modules. For first Chern classes, passing to the derived top exterior power makes no difference, but for higher Chern classes it does. This is analogous to the fact that Stark's conjectures pertain to regulators rather than to the individual entries of matrices whose determinants are regulators.
(TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:20 Cristian D. Popescu: Towards module structure in classical Iwasawa theory
I will discuss aspects of my recent joint work with Corey Stone on higher Fitting ideals of various Iwasawa modules. In particular, I will discuss a conjecture of Kurihara in this direction.
(TCPL 201)
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:00 - 13:50 Guided Tour of The Banff Centre
Meet in the Corbett Hall Lounge for a guided tour of The Banff Centre campus.
(Corbett Hall Lounge (CH 2110))
13:50 - 14:00 Group Photo
Meet in foyer of TCPL to participate in the BIRS group photo. The photograph will be taken outdoors, so dress appropriately for the weather. Please don't be late, or you might not be in the official group photo!
(TCPL Foyer)
14:00 - 14:50 Samit Dasgupta: On the Gross-Stark Conjecture
In 1980, Gross conjectured a formula for the expected leading term at \(s=0\) of the Deligne-Ribet \(p\)-adic \(L\)-function associated to a totally even character \(\psi\) of a totally real field \(F\). The conjecture states that after scaling by \(L(\psi \omega^{-1}, 0)\), this value is equal to a \(p\)-adic regulator of units in the abelian extension of \(F\) cut out by \(\psi \omega^{-1}\). In this talk we describe a proof of Gross's conjecture. This is joint work with Mahesh Kakde and Kevin Ventullo.
(TCPL 201)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
15:30 - 16:20 Francesc Castella: \(\Lambda\)-adic Gross-Zagier formula for elliptic curves at supersingular primes
In 2013, Kobayashi proved an analogue of Perrin-Riou's \(p\)-adic Gross-Zagier formula for elliptic curves at supersingular primes. In this talk, we will explain an extension of Kobayashi's result to the \(\Lambda\)-adic setting. The main formula is in terms of plus/minus Heegner points up the anticyclotomic tower, and its proof, rather than on calculations inspired by the original work of Gross-Zagier, is via Iwasawa theory, based on the connection between Heegner points, Beilinson-Flach elements, and their explicit reciprocity laws. This is joint work with Xin Wan.
(TCPL 201)
16:40 - 17:30 Bharathwaj Palvannan: On Selmer groups and factoring \(p\)-adic \(L\)-functions
Haruzo Hida has constructed a 3-variable Rankin Helberg \(p\)-adic \(L\)-function. Two of its variables are "weight" variables and one of its variables is the "cyclotomic" variable. Samit Dasgupta has factored a certain restriction of this 3-variable \(p\)-adic \(L\)-function (when the two weight variables are set equal to each other) into a product of a 2-variable \(p\)-adic \(L\)-function (related to the adjoint representation of a Hida family) and the Kubota-Leopoldt \(p\)-adic \(L\)-function. We prove the corresponding result involving Selmer groups that is predicted by the main conjectures. A key technical input is studying the (height one) specialization of Selmer groups.
(TCPL 201)
17:45 - 19:30 Dinner
A buffet dinner is served daily between 5:30pm and 7:30pm in the Vistas Dining Room, the top floor of the Sally Borden Building.
(Vistas Dining Room)
Tuesday, June 28
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 09:50 Haruzo Hida: Ring theoretic properties of Hecke algebras and cyclicity in Iwasawa theory
We can formulate certain Gorenstein property of subrings of the universal deformation ring (i.e., the corresponding Hecke algebra) as a condition almost equivalent to the cyclicity of the Iwasawa module over \(\mathbb{Z}_p\)-extensions of an imaginary quadratic field if the starting residual representation is induced from the imaginary quadratic field. I will discuss this fact in some details.
(TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:20 Masato Kurihara: Iwasawa theory and Rubin-Stark elements
We will discuss Rubin-Stark elements and zeta elements Iwasawa theoretically, and discuss equivariant main conjectures and their consequences.
(TCPL 201)
11:30 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
14:00 - 14:50 Malte Witte: On zeta-isomorphisms and main conjectures
The zeta-isomorphism conjecture of Fukaya and Kato is a generalisation of the equivariant Tamagawa number conjecture. I will briefly explain the general setup of the conjecture. I then turn to the noncommutative main conjecture for totally real fields and discuss a unicity result for the noncommutative zeta functions constructed by Kakde. Finally, I explain how this unicity result can be used to construct zeta-isomorphisms in the sense of Fukaya and Kato.
(TCPL 201)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
15:30 - 16:20 Kazım Büyükboduk: On the anticyclotomic main conjectures for modular forms
I will report on recent joint work with Antonio Lei on the anticyclotomic Iwasawa theory of the base change of an elliptic modular form to an imaginary quadratic field \(K\) in which the prime \(p\) splits. We treat both the definite and indefinite cases in both \(p\)-ordinary and non-\(p\)-ordinary situations. One of our main results is an equality (up to powers of \(p\)) that is predicted by the main conjectures in the definite \(p\)-ordinary set up and a \(\Lambda\)-adic Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer formula in the indefinite case.
(TCPL 201)
16:40 - 17:30 Florian Sprung: The main conjecture for elliptic curves at non-ordinary primes
We explain the proof of the main conjecture for elliptic curves at non-ordinary primes. This generalizes work of Wan, who worked under the assumption that \(a_p=0\).
(TCPL 201)
17:45 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Wednesday, June 29
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 09:50 Karl Rubin: Heuristics for the growth of Mordell-Weil ranks in big extensions of number fields
I will discuss some heuristics for modular symbols, and consequences of those heuristics for Mordell-Weil ranks. For example, these heuristics predict that every elliptic curve over \(\mathbb{Q}\) has finite Mordell-Weil rank over the \(\hat{\mathbb{Z}}\)-extension of \(\mathbb{Q}\). This is joint work with Barry Mazur.
(TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:20 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:20 - 11:10 Otmar Venjakob: Wach modules, regulator maps and \(\varepsilon\)-isomorphisms in families
In this talk on joint work with Rebecca Bellovin we discuss the "local \(\varepsilon\)-isomorphism" conjecture of Fukaya and Kato for (crystalline) families of \(G_{\mathbb{Q}_p}\)-representations. This can be regarded as a local analogue of the global Iwasawa main conjecture for families, extending earlier work of Kato for rank one modules, of Benois and Berger for crystalline representations with respect to the cyclotomic extension, as well as of Loeffler, Venjakob and Zerbes for crystalline representations with respect to abelian \(p\)-adic Lie extensions of \(\mathbb{Q}_p\). Nakamura has shown Kato's conjecture for \((\varphi,\Gamma)\)-modules over the Robba ring, which means in particular only after inverting \(p\), for rank one and trianguline families. The main ingredient of (the integrality part of) the proof consists of the construction of families of Wach modules generalizing work of Wach and Berger and following Kiss's approach via a corresponding moduli space.
(TCPL 201)
11:30 - 12:20 Olivier Fouquet: Congruences between motives and congruences between values of \(L\)-functions
If two motives are congruent, is it the case that the special values of their respective \(L\)-functions are congruent, or - more precisely - can the formula predicting special values of motivic \(L\)-functions be interpolated in \(p\)-adic families of motives? I will explain how the formalism of the Weight-Monodromy filtration for \(p\)-adic families of Galois representations sheds light on this question (and suggests a perhaps surprising answer).
(TCPL 201)
12:30 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
13:30 - 17:30 Free Afternoon (Banff National Park)
17:30 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Thursday, June 30
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 09:50 Peter Schneider: Rigid character groups, Lubin-Tate theory, and \((\varphi,\Gamma)\)-modules
The talk will describe joint work with L. Berger and B. Xie in which we build, for a finite extension \(L\) of \(\mathbb{Q}_p\), a new theory of \((\varphi,\Gamma)\)-modules whose coefficient ring is the ring of holomorphic functions on the rigid character variety of the additive group \(o_L\), resp. a "Robba" version of it.
(TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:20 Mirela Ciperiani: Local points of supersingular elliptic curves on \(\mathbb{Z}_p\)-extensions
Work of Kobayashi and Iovita-Pollack describes how local points of supersingular elliptic curves on ramified \(\mathbb{Z}_p\)-extensions of \(\mathbb{Q}_p\) split into two strands of even and odd points. We will discuss a generalization of this result to \(\mathbb{Z}_p\)-extensions that are localizations of anticyclotomic \(\mathbb{Z}_p\)-extensions over which the elliptic curve has non-trivial CM points.
(TCPL 201)
11:30 - 13:30 Lunch (Vistas Dining Room)
14:00 - 14:50 Ming-Lun Hsieh: Hida families and triple product \(p\)-adic \(L\)-functions
In this talk, we will present a construction of the three-variable \(p\)-adic \(L\)-function attached to the triple product of three Hida families. This \(p\)-adic \(L\)-function is a three-variable power series with \(p\)-integral coefficients interpolating central \(L\)-values of triple product \(L\)-functions in the balanced case. We will give the explicit interpolation formula at all critical specialisations and discuss some problems on this \(p\)-adic \(L\)-function.
(TCPL 201)
15:00 - 15:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
15:30 - 16:20 Ashay Burungale: On \(\mathfrak{p}\)-anticyclotomic Iwasawa theory
Let \(F\) be a totally real field. Let \(p\) be an odd prime unramified in \(F\) and \(\mathfrak{p}\) a prime above \(p\). Let \(K/F\) be a \(p\)-ordinary CM quadratic extension and \(K_{\mathfrak{p}}^{-}\) the maximal \(p\)-anticyclotomic extension of \(K\) unramified outside \(\mathfrak{p}\). We discuss results on the \(\mu\)-invariant of certain \(p\)-adic \(L\)-functions over \(K\) along the \(\mathfrak{p}\)-anticyclotomic tower. We also describe relevant questions regarding the \(\mathfrak{p}\)-anticyclotomic Selmer groups (joint with H. Hida).
(TCPL 201)
16:40 - 17:30 Preston Wake: Ordinary pseudorepresentations, modular forms and Iwasawa theory
Pseudorepresentations appear naturally when we talk about modular forms that are congruent to Eisenstein series. I'll talk about the difficulties that arise when defining "ordinary pseudo representation", and how to resolve these difficulties. I'll explain how the deformation theory of pseudorepresentations is related to cyclotomic Iwasawa theory and the geometry of the ordinary eigencurve. This is joint work with Carl Wang Erickson.
(TCPL 201)
17:45 - 19:30 Dinner (Vistas Dining Room)
Friday, July 1
07:00 - 09:00 Breakfast (Vistas Dining Room)
09:00 - 10:00 Discussions (TCPL 201)
10:00 - 10:30 Coffee Break (TCPL Foyer)
10:30 - 11:30 Discussions (TCPL 201)
11:30 - 12:00 Checkout by Noon
5-day workshop participants are welcome to use BIRS facilities (BIRS Coffee Lounge, TCPL and Reading Room) until 3 pm on Friday, although participants are still required to checkout of the guest rooms by 12 noon.
(Front Desk - Professional Development Centre)
12:00 - 13:30 Lunch from 11:30 to 13:30 (Vistas Dining Room)