Greenberg's conjecture and cyclotomic towers, by David C. Marshall

We describe Greenberg's pseudo-null conjecture, and prove a result describing conditions under which the pseudo-null conjecture for a number field $K$ implies the conjecture for finite extensions of $K$. We then apply the result to the cyclotomic $\mathbb{Z}_p$-tower above a cyclotomic field of prime roots of unity, verifying the conjecture for a large class of cyclotomic fields.

David C. Marshall <marshall@math.mcmaster.ca>