Colloquium abstracts

Mahesh Kakde
University College London UK
December 4, 2014

Iwasawa theory and Chern Classes:  The first Chern class has something to do with the main conjecture of Iwasawa theory. I will make this statement precise in both the commutative and non-commutative setting. Then I will raise some questions about the possible role of higher Chern classes in Iwasawa theory and present a modest development towards providing answers to some of the questions. (This is a work in progress jointly with F. Bleher, T. Chinburg, R. Greenberg, G. Pappas, R. Sharifi and M. Taylor).