Five College Number Theory Seminar -- 2000-2001

Five College Number Theory Seminar, 2001-2002

Where and When:
Five College Number Theory Seminar talks are generally held at Amherst College in the Seeley Mudd building , which houses the Amherst'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.

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Parking Direction:
To find the parking lot in back of Seeley Mudd, drive west 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

Here's a list of the regular participants:

Amherst College
  • David Cox , Gregory Call
  • Mount Holyoke College
  • Giuliana P. Davidoff , Margaret Robinson
  • Smith College
  • Leanne Robertson
  • UMass Amherst
  • Paul Gunnells , David Hayes , Siman Wong , Michael Reid

  • Schedule for Spring 2002




    Feb 5


    Organization Meeting

    Feb 12

    Paul Gunnells

    Eisenstein series and modular symbols

    Feb 19

    Henri Darmon (McGill)

    Periods attached to elliptic curves and real quadratic fields

    Feb 20 (Wed)

    Henri Darmon (McGill)

    Pell's equation and elliptic curves, from Fermat to Wiles (Mount Holyoke UCVC)

    Feb 26

    David Cox (Amherst College)

    Hauptmoduls and Class Fields

    March 6 (Wed)

    Ed Burger (Williams College)

    The Texas Cake Cutting Massacre: Can conflicts > be resolved by making piece? (Amherst College UCVC)

    March 12

    No talk


    March 19

    (Spring Break)

    (Spring Break)

    March 26

    Dorian Goldfeld (Columbia Univ)


    April 2

    Ed Edwards (NYU)

    An Algorithm for Factoring Polynomials whose Coefficients are Algebraic Numbers

    April 9

    Dorian Goldfeld (Columbia Univ)

    Average Values of Logarithms on Infinite Non-abelian Arithmetic Groups

    April 16

    Ed Burger (Williams College)

    Diophantine approximation for the impatient

    April 23

    David Hayes (UMass Amherst)

    Permutation Polynomials of even degree: RIP 1896-1996 (Smith UCVC)

    April 30

    Robert Benedetto (Boston Univ)

    A non-archimedean Ahlfors islands theorem

    May 7

    Fernando Rodriguez Villegas (Univ. Texas and Harvard)


    Schedule for Fall 2001




    Sept 18


    Organization Meeting

    Sept 25

    David Hayes (UMass Amherst)

    Codes from units in number fields

    Oct 2

    Sarah Witherspoon (UMass & Amherst College)

    Clifford correspondence

    Oct 9



    Oct 15 (Mon)

    Alf van der Poorten (Macquarie University, Australia)

    Paper Folding (UMass UCVC)

    Oct 16

    Alf van der Poorten (Macquarie University, Australia)

    Pseudo-Elliptic Integrals

    Oct 23

    Avner Ash (Boston College)

    An analogue for GL(n) of a conjecture of Serre's

    Oct 24 (Thur)

    Gebhard Boeckle (ETH Zurich)

    Eichler Shimura isomorphism for Drinfeld modular forms

    Oct 30

    Steve Pincus

    TBA: Amherst College CVC

    Nov 6

    Liang-Chung Hsia (National Central Univ., Taiwan)

    On the reduction of a non-torsion point of a Drinfeld module

    Nov 13

    Gautam Chinta (Brown University)

    Ranks of elliptic curves in cyclotomic extensions

    Nov 20



    Nov 27

    Siman Wong (UMass Amherst)

    On the Neron-Severi groups of fibered varieties

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