##### Venue: Lecture Hall I, Department of Mathematics

Serre’s mass formula counts the number of totally ramified degree-$n$ extensions $E$ of a local field $F$, each extension being assigned some weight depending upon how ramified it is. We will present an elementary proof of this formula when the degree $n$ is prime.The background material will be covered, so that the talk should be accessible to a broad mathematical audience.

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Last updated: 06 Mar 2020