Graduate Student Colloquium: Jordan Schettler (UCSB), 'An Introduction to Iwasawa Theory'

Event Date: 

Thursday, October 11, 2012 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Event Location: 

  • 6635 South Hall

We will discuss some of the history and motivation behind the big ideas of Iwasawa theory. In particular, we will note how efforts to prove Fermat's Last Theorem led to the study of connections between the arithmetic in cyclotomic number fields and special values of the Riemann zeta function.