Title: p-adic variation of the Asai--Flach Euler system
Speaker: Arshay Sheth (University of Warwick, UK)
Date: 17 August 2022
Time: 11.30 AM
Euler systems are cohomological tools that play a crucial role in the study of special values of $L$-functions; for instance, they have been used to prove cases of the Birch–Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture and have recently been used to prove cases of the more general Bloch–Kato conjecture. A fundamental technique in these recent advances is to show that Euler systems vary in $p$-adic families. In this talk, we will first give a general introduction to the theme of $p$-adic variation in number theory and introduce the necessary background from the theory of Euler systems; we will then explain the idea and importance of $p$-adically varying Euler systems, and finally discuss current work in progress on $p$-adically varying the Asai–Flach Euler system, which is an Euler system arising from quadratic Hilbert modular eigenforms.