Iwasawa Algebras

Tuesday 21st June 2011

Centre for Mathematical Science, University of Cambridge


Konstantin Ardakov (Nottingham)

Simon Wadsley (Cambridge)

Christian Wuthrich (Nottingham)

Non-commutative Iwasawa algebras form a large and interesting class of Noetherian algebras. They are constructed as completed group algebras of compact p-adic analytic groups. They were first defined and many of their fundamental properties were derived by M. Lazard in 1965. Interest in them has been revived by developments in number theory over the past twenty years.

The aim of the meeting is to introduce the basic ideas and discuss current research interests.

The meeting is part of the South England Profinite Groups meetings. It is funded by a London Mathematical Society Scheme 3 grant and the Department of Pure Mathematics and Mathematical Statistics, University of Cambridge.


Travel directions

The meeting will be held in MR5 in the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, Wilberforce Road, Cambridge, CB3 0WA. See the "how to find us page" for travel directions.


If you are planning to attend the meeting, please send a short email to Rachel Camina (rdc26"at"dpmms.cam.ac.uk) so that adequate provision can be made for lunch. Limited funds are available to reimburse travel expenses of UK-based students and other young mathematicians. If you would like to apply for such support please let us know.

Resources on Iwasawa Algebras

  • Chapter 7 of Analytic pro-$p$ groups by Dixon, du Sautoy, Mann & Segal, CUP 1999.
  • Ring-Theoretic Properties of Iwasawa Alegebras - A Survey by K.Ardakov & K.A.Brown