The Eigencurve at Eisenstein weight one points

The Eigencurve at Eisenstein weight one points

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Alice Pozzi, University College London
IAS - West Building Lecture Hall

In 1973, Serre observed that the Hecke eigenvalues of Eisenstein series can be p-adically interpolated. In other words, Eisenstein series can be viewed as specializations of a p-adic family parametrized by the weight. The notion of p-adic variations of modular forms was later generalized by Hida to include families of ordinary cuspforms. In 1998, Coleman and Mazur defined the eigencurve, a rigid analytic space classifying much more general p-adic families of Hecke eigenforms parametrized by the weight. The local nature of the eigencurve is well-understood at points corresponding to cuspforms of weight k ≥ 2, while the weight one case is far more intricate.

In this talk, we discuss the geometry of the eigencurve at weight one Eisenstein points. In particular, we focus on the unusual phenomenon in which cuspidal Hida families specialize to Eisenstein series at weight one. Our approach consists in studying the deformation rings of certain (deceptively simple!) Artin representations. We discuss how this Galois-theoretic method yields some new insight on Gross’s formula relating the leading term of the p-adic L-function to p-adic logarithms of units of certain number fields.