The Steinberg symbol and special values of L-functions

  • Date: 03/13/2008

Cecilia Busuioc (Boston University)


Simon Fraser University


In this talk, we will describe a construction of Eisenstein classes in the parabolic cohomology of Γ0(M) with values in Milnor's K2-group of the ring of S-integers of the cyclotomic extension Q(μM). In the case where p is an irregular prime, we will explain a congruence between certain projections of Steinberg symbols of p-units and L-values of level-1 cusp forms congruent to an Eisenstein series mod p, a result that was predicted by a conjecture of R. Sharifi.



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Number Theory Seminar