Number Theory Working Seminar

This year Professors Sophie Morel, Christopher Skinner, and Akshay Venkatesh (IAS) are organizing a working seminar with the goal of understanding Sharifi's conjectures about the connections between the cohomology of modular curves and the arithmetic of cyclotomic fields. The seminar will begin with a leisurely review of the work of Ribet and Mazur-Wiles with the idea of eventually getting to Ohta's recent preprint proving some cases of Sharifi's conjectures. Day and Time: Thursdays 2-3:30 Locations: We will meet at Princeton and the IAS, roughly alternately (in sync with the PU/IAS Number Theory Seminar).