Event Type:

Number Theory Seminar

Date/Time:

Tuesday, October 11, 2016 - 16:00 to 17:00

Location:

BAT 250

Guest Speaker:

Institution:

University of Oregon

Abstract:

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. I will start with the earliest examples of p-adic L-functions (due to Serre, Leopoldt, and Kubota) and conclude by mentioning a recently completed construction of myself, Harris, Li, and Skinner.

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