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 Hotel   (map & contact)

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

Schedule for Spring 2010




Feb 2

Organization Meeting

Organization Meeting

Feb 9

no talk

no talk

Feb 16

Clifton Cunningham (PIMS & Univ of Calgary)

Why might a number theorist care for character sheaves?

Feb 23

no talk

no talk

Mar 2

Mark Watkins (Univ of Sydney)

A quick tour of Magma features for number theory

Mar 9

Joe Rabinoff (Harvard)

Canonical subgroups for abelian varieties

Mar 16

spring break

spring break

Mar 23

no talk

no talk

Mar 30

Wei Ho (Harvard)

Coregular representations and genus one curves

Apr 6

Michael Rosen (Brown)

The Kronecker-Weber Theorem in Function Fields

Apr 13

Alexander McAvoy (UMass)

On pointless diagonal Fermat curves

Apr 20

Jeff Achter (Colorado State Univ)

Split reductions of simple abelian varieties

Apr 27



May 4

Claus Sorensen (Princeton)

Symplectic Galois representations over totally real fields

Schedule for Fall 2009




Sept 15

Organization Meeting

Organization Meeting

Sept 22

no talk

no talk

Sept 29

Siman Wong (UMass Amherst)

Class number indivisibility of quadratic function fields

Oct 6

Tom Weston (UMass Amherst)

Iwasawa invariants of non-ordinary modular forms and the failure of mod p multiplicity one

Oct 13

No Talk

(Monday schedule)

Oct 20

Caleb Shor (Western New England College)

On towers of function fields and constructions of corresponding error-correcting codes

Oct 27

Nigel Boston (Univ. Winsconsin)

Random Groups and Random Galois Groups

Nov 3

Steve Miller (Williams College)

Finite conductor models for zeros near the central point of elliptic curve L-functions

Nov 10

Eleanor Farrington (Boston Univ)

A Complete Arithmetic-Geometric Mean for E(C)

Nov 17

Yu Yasufuku (CUNY)

Vojta's conjecture on some rational varieties

Nov 24

Andrew Yang (Dartmouth)

On the low-lying zeros of Dedekind zeta functions attached to cubic number fields

Dec 1

Reinier Broker (Brown)

Abelian surfaces with extra endomorphims

Dec 8

Amanda Beeson (Williams College)

Almost Abelian Extensions

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