Iwasawa 2023: in memory of John Coates

University of Cambridge, July 17 - 21 2023


This is the ninth Iwasawa conference following conferences in Besancon, Limoges, Irsee, Toronto, Heidelberg, London, Tokyo and Bordeaux. The conference is dedicated to the memory of John Henry Coates.

John Henry Coates (1945 - 2022)

Scientific committee: Vladimir Dokchitser (UCL) – Masato Kurihara (Keio University) – Peter Schneider (Universität Münster)  – Ye Tian (Morningside Centre)  – Sarah Zerbes (ETH Zürich). 

Organisers: Scientific committee  + Tom Fisher (University of Cambridge) + Yukako Kezuka (Jussieu)

Conference poster


  • Bryan Birch (Oxford)
  • Mirela Ciperiani (Austin)
  • Pierre Colmez (Jussieu)
  • Matthias Flach (Caltech)
  • Ralph Greenberg (Seattle)
  • Guy Henniart (Orsay)
  • Luc Illusie (Orsay)
  • Mahesh Kakde (Bangalore)
  • Kazuya Kato (Chicago)
  • Yukako Kezuka (Jussieu)
  • David Loeffler (Warwick)
  • Barry Mazur (Harvard)
  • Bill McCallum (Arizona)
  • Bernadette Perrin-Riou (Orsay)
  • Cristian Popescu (San Diego)
  • Leila Schneps (Jussieu)
  • Jacques Tilouine (Paris XIII)
  • Otmar Venjakob (Heidelberg)
  • Andrew Wiles (Oxford)
  • Gergely Zabradi (Budapest)
  • Shouwu Zhang (Princeton)

Conference Programme and List of Participants

Practical matters

The conference will take place at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences (CMS) on Wilberfore Road. All talks will take place in Meeting Room 2 (MR2) at the Centre for Mathematical Sciences, with an overflow (with videolink) in MR3.

The closest airport to Cambridge is Stansted. Regular trains run from Stansted and also from King's Cross/St Pancras (for transfer from the Eurostar service from Paris) to Cambridge. The U bus runs a regular service from Cambridge railway station to Storey's Way (just outside the CMS). A map can be found here.
Here are some suggestions for accommodation in Cambridge within walking distance from CMS.

The conference is organized in partnership with the Clay Mathematics Institute. We are also very grateful to the London Mathematical Society, the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research, Trinity College Cambridge and the European Research Council (ERC Consolidator Grant Shimura varieties and the BSD conjecture, PI David Loeffler) for financial support.