Cristian Popescu (UCSD)
TITLE: "On the Coates-Sinnott Conjectures"
ABSTRACT: The conjectures in the title were formulated in
the late 1970s as vast generalizations of the classical theorem of
Stickelberger. They make a subtle connection between the
Z[G(L/k)]-module structure of the Quillen
K-groups K*(OL) in an abelian extension L/k of
number fields and the values at negative integers of the
associated G(L/k)-equivariant L-functions ThetaL/k(s).
These conjectures are known to hold true if the base field k is
Q, due to work of Coates-Sinnott and Kurihara. In this
talk, we will provide evidence in support of these conjectures
over arbitrary totally real number fields k.