Five College Number Theory Seminar

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 Seeley-Mudd 207. Refreshments are served at 3:30 p.m. in Seeley-Mudd 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    Gregory Call    David Cox   
   Mount Holyoke College
      Giuliana P. Davidoff    Margaret Robinson
   Smith College
      Leanne Robertson   
   UMass Amherst
      Michael Bush    Paul Gunnells    Farshid Hajir    David Hayes    Thomas Weston    Siman Wong    Dan Yasaki
   Western New England College
      Jennifer Beineke   

Schedule for Spring 2006




February 7

Organizational Meeting

Organizational Meeting

February 14

Jeff Achter (Colorado State)

Divisibility of class numbers of function fields

February 21

Jennifer Johnson-Leung (Brandeis)

The equivariant Tamagawa number conjecture and Iwasawa's main conjecture

February 28

Benjamin Howard (Boston College)

The Iwasawa theoretic Gross-Zagier theorem

March 7

Joseph Silverman (Brown)

Canonical heights in arithmetic dynamics

March 14

Bart deSmit (Leiden)

Entangled radicals

March 21

Spring Break

Spring Break

March 28

Jonathan Sands (Vermont)

L-functions for multi-quadratic extensions at s=-1 and annihilation of the tame kernel

April 4

Farshid Hajir (UMass)

Finitely ramified Galois groups via iteration

April 11

Doug Ulmer (Arizona)

Jacobians with large Mordell-Weil rank over function fields

April 14
Special Day
1634 LGRT

Dinakar Ramakrishnan (Cal Tech)

Certain Calabi-Yau varieties of Kummer type

April 18

Heekyoung Hahn (Rochester)

On zeros of Eisenstein series for genus zero Fuchsian groups

April 25

Chantal David (Concordia)

Frobenius fields for Drinfeld modules of rank 2

May 2

Payman Kassaei (McGill)

On overconvergence and classicality

May 9

Matthias Beck (San Francisco State)

Cyclotomic polytopes and growth series of cyclotomic lattices

May 9

Matthias Beck (San Francisco State)

Discreet volume computations for polytopes: an invitation to Ehrhart theory

May 16

David Grant (Colorado)

Can you hear me now?

Schedule for Fall 2005




Sept 13

Organization Meeting

Organization Meeting

Sept 20

No talk

No talk

Sept 27

Tom Weston (UMass)

Anticyclotomic Iwasawa theory of elliptic curves

Oct 4

No Talk

No Talk

Oct 11

No Talk

No Talk

Oct 18

Eknath Ghate (Cornell and TIFR)

On the Local Behaviour of Ordinary Galois Representations

Oct 25

Rob Benedetto (Amherst College)

Polynomial preperiodic points over global fields

Nov 1

Karen Acquista (Boston Univ)

A (down-to-earth) criterion for cohomological dimension

Nov 8

Helen Grundman (Bryn Mawr)

Potentially Rational Hilbert Modular Varieties

Nov 15

Dan Yasaki (UMass)

Spines: Well-rounded and otherwise

Nov 22

No Talk

No Talk

Nov 29

Kirsten Eisentraeger (Michigan)

Hilbert's Tenth Problem for function fields over p-adic fields

Dec 6

Jennefer Beineke (Western New England College)

Summation Formulas and Moments of the Riemann Zeta Function

Dec 13

Jens Funke (New Mexico State)

Traces of CM values of modular functions

Home pages for the 04/05 , 03/04 , 02/03 , 01/02 , 00/01 , 99/00 , 98/99 , 97/98 , and 96/97 Five College Number Theory Seminars.

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