MIT Number Theory Seminar
Tuesday, September 12, 2023 at 4:30pm to 5:30pm
MIT, 2-449 182 Memorial Drive, Cambridge, MA 02142
Title: Harris–Venkatesh plus Stark
Abstract: The class number formula describes the behavior of the Dedekind zeta function at s = 0 and s = 1. The Stark and Gross conjectures extend the class number formula, describing the behavior of Artin L-functions and p-adic L-functions at s = 0 and s = 1 in terms of units and class numbers. The Harris–Venkatesh conjecture describes the residue of Stark units modulo p, giving a modular analogue to the Stark and Gross conjectures while also serving as the first verifiable part of the broader Prasanna–Venkatesh conjectures. In this talk, I will draw a picture, formulate a unified conjecture combining Harris–Venkatesh and Stark for weight one modular forms, and describe the proof of this in the imaginary dihedral case.