Joint IAS/Princeton University Number Theory Seminar | |

Topic: | Nonabelian Cohen-Lenstra heuristics and function field theorems |

Speaker: | Melanie Wood |

Affiliation: | University of Wisconsinâ€“Madison |

Date: | Thursday, November 17 |

Time/Room: | 4:30pm - 5:30pm/S-101 |

Video Link: | https://video.ias.edu/puias/2016/1117-MelanieWood |

The Cohen-Lenstra Heuristics conjecturally give the distribution of class groups of imaginary quadratic fields. Since, by class field theory, the class group is the Galois group of the maximal unramified abelian extension, we can consider the Galois group of the maximal unramified extension as a non-abelian generalization of the class group. We will explain non-abelian analogs of the Cohen-Lenstra heuristics due to Boston, Bush, and Hajir and work, some joint with Boston, proving cases of the non-abelian conjectures in the function field analog.