Instructional RTG/FRG workshop on
Arithmetic Geometry


“Modular/Geometric Iwasawa Theory and p-adic L-functions”


June 14 – 20, 2010


University of California at Los Angeles, CA, USA






The study of L-functions and Galois representations are at the heart of modern research in number theory and arithmetic geometry. For example, in the Bloch-Kato conjectures and their p-adic analogues, the Iwasawa-Greenberg Main Conjectures,  important arithmetic information is conjectured to be encoded in the special values of the L-function of a motive.  Recent years have seen explosive developments, especially in the application of automorphic methods to these problems. The aim of this instructional workshop is to bring together students and specialists in hopes of inspiring further research and progress in the direction of the above conjectures. Emphasis is put on the instructional side in accordance with the research training objectives (RTG). In particular,  lectures in the mornings will be devoted to instructional talks, but some of the afternoon talks may be on more advanced developments.

The Organizers: Don Blasius (UCLA), Haruzo Hida (UCLA), Chandrashekhar Khare (UCLA), Eric Urban (Columbia University).




This workshop is mainly supported by UCLA NSF RTG grant: DMS 0838697, and partially supported by UCLA NSF FRG grant DMS 0854949.




Lecturers agreed to participate:


§  Miljan Brakocevic (UCLA)

§  Samit Dasgupta (UCSC)

§   Fabian Januszewski (Karlsruhe Institute

       of Technology, Germany)

§  Mahesh Kakde (University College London, England)

§   Vincent Pilloni (Columbia University)

§  Kartik Prasanna (University of Michigan)

§  Romyar Sharifi (University of Arizona)

§  Chris Skinner (Princeton University)

§  Jacques Tilouine (Université de Paris Nord)

§  Eric Urban (Columbia University)

§  Vinayak Vatsal (University of British Columbia)

§  Jared Weinstein (UCLA)







Registration, Support and Lodging


Registration: If you would like to attend this conference, please register by sending your name, e-mail address, school/affiliation, and position (graduate student, postdoc, faculty, etc.), and also please indicate if you are neither US citizen nor US permanent resident (as the source of the support will be different for US citizen and non-US citizen). If you wish to apply for support, there are other items you must include; see below.


Support for graduate students and post-doctoral researchers:

NOTE: The deadline for applying for support is over now

We plan to support lodging for 20 US graduate students and 10 US postdoctoral researchers (possibly in shared hotel rooms). We  encourage all participants to obtain travel support from their own institution, though there is a limited fund to support travel. Graduate students and postdoctoral researchers who would like to get support, please email us with at least one recommendation letter by your supervisor. The dead line for application is April 15th, 2010.


Travel and Lodging:
The conference begins on the morning of Tuesday, June 15th, and the last talk will be on the morning of Sunday, June 20th, ending before 2:30pm. All talks will take place on the UCLA campus. We recommend that you arrive by the evening of June 14th (Monday), and depart in the afternoon on June 20th (Sunday). For those students and postdocs receiving funding for lodging, arrangements will automatically be made for you at the Claremont Hotel. For other participants seeking accommodations, please make arrangements at a hotel in the area. Here is a list of hotels near the UCLA campus. Of course, there is plenty to see and do near UCLA; a link to some information about things to see and do near UCLA can be found here or here, and this is a list of nearby restaurants.





·      Suggested reading for mini-courses (three lectures by each speaker) before the workshop.

·         Lecture schedule.

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Last update: June 13th, 2010