Explicit formulae for Stark Units and Hilbert's 12th problem

Explicit formulae for Stark Units and Hilbert's 12th problem

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Samit Dasgupta, Duke University
IAS - Simonyi Hall Seminar Room SH-101

Hilbert’s 12th problem is to provide explicit analytic formulae for elements generating the maximal abelian extension of a given number field.  In this talk I will describe an approach to Hilbert’s 12th that involves proving exact p-adic formulae for Gross-Stark units.  This builds on prior joint work with Kakde and Ventullo in which we proved Gross’s conjectural leading term formula for Deligne-Ribet p-adic L-functions at s=0.  This is joint work with Mahesh Kakde.