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Number Theory Seminar

Title: A modular construction of unramified $p$-extensions of $\mathbb{Q}(N^{1/p})$
Speaker: Jaclyn Lang (Temple University, USA)
Date: 25 February 2022
Time: 6 pm
Venue: Microsoft Teams (Online)

In his 1976 proof of the converse to Herbrand’s theorem, Ribet used Eisenstein-cuspidal congruences to produce unramified degree-$p$ extensions of the $p$-th cyclotomic field when $p$ is an odd prime. After reviewing Ribet’s strategy, we will discuss recent work with Preston Wake in which we apply similar techniques to produce unramified degree-$p$ extensions of $\mathbb{Q}(N^{1/p})$ when $N$ is a prime that is congruent to $-1$ mod $p$. This answers a question posted on Frank Calegari’s blog.

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Last updated: 09 Dec 2022