|Joint IAS/Princeton University Number Theory Seminar|
|Topic:||Iwasawa theory for the symmetric square of a modular form|
|Affiliation:||University of Warwick|
|Date:||Thursday, March 10|
|Time/Room:||4:30pm - 5:30pm/S-101|
Iwasawa theory is a powerful technique for understanding the link between the special values of L-functions and arithmetic objects (such as class groups of number fields, or Mordell-Weil groups of elliptic curves). In this talk I'll discuss what Iwasawa theory predicts for the symmetric square L-function attached to a modular form; and I'll describe some recent results (joint with Sarah Zerbes) confirming some of these conjectures, using the method of Euler systems.