Number Theory Seminar

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Date, time & place Wednesday 17:00 - 18:00 117Room #117 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Organizer(s) Naoki Imai, Shane Kelly


16:40-18:50   Room #056 (Graduate School of Math. Sci. Bldg.)
Christopher Davis (University of Copenhagen) 16:40-17:40
An approach to p-adic Hodge theory over number fields (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
As motivation from classical Hodge theory, we will first compare singular cohomology and (algebraic) de Rham cohomology for a complex analytic variety. We will also describe a sense in which this comparison does not have a natural analogue over the real numbers. We think of the complex numbers as a "big" ring which is necessary for the comparison isomorphism to work. In the p-adic setting, the analogous study is known as p-adic Hodge theory, and the "big" rings there are even bigger. There are many approaches to p-adic Hodge theory, and we will introduce one tool in particular: (phi, Gamma)-modules. The goal of this talk is to describe a preliminary attempt to find an analogue of this theory (and analogues of its "big" rings) which makes sense over number fields (rather than p-adic fields). This is joint work with Kiran Kedlaya.
Bryden Cais (University of Arizona) 17:50-18:50
Canonical lifts of norm fields and applications (ENGLISH)
[ Abstract ]
In this talk, we begin by outlining the Fontaine-Wintenberger theory of norm fields and explain its application to the classification of p-adic Galois representations on F_p-vector spaces. In order to lift this to a classification of p-adic representations on Z_p-modules, it is necessary to lift the characteristic p norm field constructions of Fontaine-Wintenberger to characteristic zero. We will explain how to canonically perform such lifting in many interesting cases, as well as applications to generalizing a theorem of Kisin on the restriction of crystalline p-adic Galois representations. This is joint work with Christopher Davis.