Special Colloquium

David Hansen
Columbia University
Elliptic curves and p-adic L-functions
Abstract: I'll explain the notion of a p-adic L-function, try to motivate why one might care about such a gadget, and give some history of their construction and applications. At the end of the talk I'll discuss a recent joint work with John Bergdall in which (among other things) we construct canonical p-adic L-functions associated with modular elliptic curves over totally real number fields. This project actually began at UIC, during the 2012 Atkin workshop on elliptic curves over Q(sqrt(5)).
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