**Ben Forrás’s**website

# Reading list

This is an incomplete list of things I have either read and wish to remember or intend to read in the future. It is intended primarily for my own use, although I suppose others could also benefit from parts of it.

## Iwasawa theory

- 2017 Arizona Winter School on Iwasawa theory (with videos)
- What can be said about the minus part of the p-ramified Iwasawa module? Motivation for Greenberg’s conjecture.
- Roadmap to Iwasawa Theory
- Greenberg’s Iwasawa theory monograph in preparation
- Greenberg: Intro to Iwasawa Theory of Elliptic Curves, in: Conrad, Rubin (eds.): Arithmetic algebraic geometry
- Kato’s ‘joyful’ lecture notes
- Holmstrom’s Iwasawa theory resources
- Bullach: A very personal introduction to the equivariant Tamagawa number conjecture
- Burns: a one-lecture-introduction to Iwasawa theory
- Trevor Arnold: What is Iwasawa Theory?
- Loeffler on Perrin-Riou's big logarithm
- MathOverflow [iwasawa-theory] tag

## Furthermore

- Articles published in the What is… column
- Congruences between modular forms (AWS 2013) :
- lecture notes 's
- assorted posts 's
- writings 's
- unpublished notes 's
- An introduction to Bloch and Kato’s conjecture :

## On academia and being a student in maths

- advice for potential Ph.D. students, especially his Three Things Exercise 's
- on letters of recommendation, also check out the links at the bottom of his page
- Ratschläge und Weisheiten (in German) 's
- Advice to a Young Mathematician
- outline of Algebraic Geometry. I wish more universities would provide such materials to their Bachelor and Master students. 's
- rules of supervision 's
- A shameless self-promoter's thoughts on life in Bonn

## Mathematical writing

I definitely disagree with some of the statements made on the pages linked below. Still, I believe that following a large portion of these guidelines leads to mathematical texts that are, at the very least, not unpleasant to read. In particular, anyone writing a Bachelor or Master thesis is encouraged to read these tips and think about them.- Practical suggestions for mathematical writing :
- The Grammar According to West :
- Tips for authors and what to avoid when trying to use standard English in mathematics 's
- Ratschläge für einen schlechten Redner (also applicable to talks and lectures in mathematics) :
- hot take on writing. (I disagree with both his points, maybe I'm just old-fashioned.) 's