Five College Number Theory Seminar

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
         UMass Campus Center Hotel   (map & direction is near of the bottom)

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    Benjamin Hutz   
   Mount Holyoke College
      Giuliana P. Davidoff    Margaret Robinson
   Smith College
      Michael Bush
   UMass Amherst
      Paul Gunnells    Farshid Hajir    David Hayes    Thomas Weston    Siman Wong    Dan Yasaki
   Western New England College
      Jennifer Beineke   

Schedule for Spring 2008




Feb 5

Organization Meeting

Organization Meeting

Feb 12

Mehmet Haluk Sengun (Univ. Wisconsin)

Galois representations of small quadratic fields

Feb 19

No Talk

No Talk (Monday schedule)

Feb 26

Cecilia Busuioc (Boston University)

The Steinberg symbol and special values of L-functions

March 4

Siman Wong

Class groups of function fields

March 11

Dan Yasaki (UMass)

Hecke operators and Hilbert modular forms

March 18

Spring Break

Spring Break

March 25

Alex Kontorovich (Brown)

Almost-Primes in Thin Orbits

April 1

Conrad, Keith (UConn)

Fractals and Fixed Points (UMass UCVC)

April 8

Ivan Horozov (Brandeis)

Non-abelian Reciprocity Law on Curves and Deformation of Differential Operators

April 15

David Pollack (Wesleyan University)

Constructing Overconvergent Modular Symbols for GL_3

April 22

Xander Faber (Columbia)

The Effective Geometric Bogomolov Conjecture

April 29

Michael Broshi (Univ Chicago)

Moduli of finite flat group schemes with polarization

Schedule for Fall 2007




Sept 11

Organization Meeting

Organization Meeting

Sept 18

Tom Weston (UMass)

Iwasawa theory of supersingular modualar forms

Sept 25

Giuliana Davidoff (Mount Holyoke)

Asymptotics of class numbers and fundamental units

Oct 2



Oct 9

No Talk

No Talk (Monday schedule)

Oct 16

Ken Ono (Univ. Wisconsin)

Heegner points, L-functions, and Maass forms

Oct 17

Ken Ono (Univ. Wisconsin)

Freeman Dyson's challenge for the future: the Mock Theta Functions (Amherst College UCVC)

Oct 23

Benjamin Hutz (Amherst College)

Dynatomic cycles

Oct 30

Christopher Skinner (Princeton)

Vanishing of L-functions and ranks of Selmer groups

Nov 6

David Harvey (Harvard)

Linear recurrences and Kedlaya's algorithm

Nov 13

Paul Pollack (Darmouth)

The distribution of irreducible polynomials over finite fields

Nov 20

No talk


Nov 27

John Voight (Univ. Vermont)

Heegner points and Sylvester's conjecture

Dec 4

Ravi Ramakrishna (Cornell)

Ranks of new parts of Hecke Algebras

Dec 11

Nathan Ryan (Bucknell Univ)

Liftings to Siegel Modular Forms

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