Five College Number Theory Seminar

Conference in honor of David Hayes
November 1517, UMass Amherst
Where and When
Five College Number Theory Seminar talks are generally held at Amherst College in the Seeley Mudd building , which houses Amherst College's Department of Mathematics and Computer Science. Unless noted otherwise, all talks take place at 4:00 p.m. in room SeeleyMudd 207. Refreshments are served at 3:30 p.m. in SeeleyMudd 208. 
Driving Direction to Amherst College 
Campus map of Amherst College 
Map of Lord Jeffrey Inn 
Parking Directions
To find the parking lot in back of Seeley Mudd, drive east on College Street (Route 9) past the Amherst town common on your left. Two blocks after the common, turn right onto the College campus (just before you go under a railroad overpass). Take your second right and follow it until the road ends at the Seeley Mudd parking lot. From the parking lot, take the stairs in the Life Sciences building, just to the right of Seeley Mudd, up one flight, exit and turn left toward Seeley Mudd. 
Campus maps for Hampshire, Mt. Holyoke, Smith, and UMass 
Meet our seminar members
Amherst College  
Rob Benedetto David Cox Gregory Call  
Mount Holyoke College  
Giuliana P. Davidoff Margaret Robinson  
Smith College  
Leanne Robertson Yoonjin Lee  
UMass Amherst  
Paul Gunnells Farshid Hajir David Hayes Siman Wong Huan Yang 
Date 
Speaker 
Title 
Feb 4 
Andrei Ragorodski (Moscow University) 
The Borsuk partition problem 
Feb 11 
Organization Meeting 
Organization Meeting 
Feb 18 
No Talk 
No Talk 
Feb 25 
John Cullinan (UMass) 
A LocalGlobal Problem for 3Dimensional Abelian Varieties 
March 4 
Robert Gross (Boston College) 
Prime Values of Polynomials: on a theme of HardyLittlewood/BatemanHorn 
March 11 
Winnie Li (Penn State) 
Number theory and combinatorics 
March 18 
(Spring Break) 
(Spring Break) 
March 25 
Siman Wong (UMass Amherst) 
Moments of ranks of elliptic curves 
April 1 
Farshid Hajir (UMass Amherst) 
Asymptotically good towers of global fields 
April 8 
Paul Gunnells (UMass Amherst) 
Some easy and not so easy Ramanujan graphs 
April 15 
Yiannis Petridis (CUNY) 
Modular symbols have a normal distribution 
April 22 
Jennifer Beineke (WNEC) 
Moments of Lfunctions of Maass forms and the Riemann zeta function 
April 29 
Kristen Lauter (Microsoft) 
Complex multiplication methods for generating curves over finite fields and a conjectural generalization of GrossZagier to genus 2 
May 6 
Stephen Miller (Rugters) 
Automorphic Distributions, Lfunctions, and Summation Formulas 
May 13 
David Cox (Amherst College) 
Galois theory from a multivariable viewpoint 
Date 
Speaker 
Title 
Sept 10 

Organization Meeting 
Sept 17 
Farshid Hajir (UMass Amherst) 
On the Lfunctions of certain elliptic curves 
Sept 24 
Anne Schwartz (Westfield State College) 
Almost Modular Multipliers: A look at a problem of Knopp and Cohn 
Oct 1 
Mizan Khan (Eastern Conn. State Univ) 
A variation on the divisor functions \sigma_{a}(n) 
Oct 8 
David Cox (Amherst College) 
Why Eisenstein discovered the Eisenstein Criterion and why Schönemann discovered it first 
Oct 15 
No Talk 
No Talk 
Oct 22 
Huan Yang (UMass) 
Hecke Algebra Actions on Siegel Modular Forms 
Oct 29 
Robert Benedetto (Amherst College) 
padic Wavelets 
Nov 5 
Tom Weston (UC Berkeley) 
Selmer groups of tensor powers of geometric Galois representations 
Nov 7 (THURSDAY) 
Jeffrey Lagarias (AT&T Labs) 
Mount Holyoke College UCVC 
Nov 12 
Song Wang (Yale) 
Nonexistence of Siegel Zeros for certain Lfunctions 
Nov 19 
Nigel Boston (Univ Wisconsin) & Michael Bush (Univ Illinois at UrbanaChampaign) 
Galois pgroups unramified at p 
Nov 26 
Thanksgiving 
Thanksgiving 
Dec 3 
Benji Fisher 
Class Numbers of Real Cyclotomic Fields 
Dec 10 
Romyar Sharifi (Harvard) 
Applications of a cup product to Iwasawa theory, Ktheory, and modular forms 
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