Five College Number Theory Seminar

Five College Number Theory Seminar

Conference in honor of David Hayes
November 15-17, 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 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    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

Schedule for Spring 2003




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 Local-Global Problem for 3-Dimensional Abelian Varieties

March 4

Robert Gross (Boston College)

Prime Values of Polynomials: on a theme of Hardy-Littlewood/Bateman-Horn

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 L-functions 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 Gross-Zagier to genus 2

May 6

Stephen Miller (Rugters)

Automorphic Distributions, L-functions, and Summation Formulas

May 13

David Cox (Amherst College)

Galois theory from a multivariable viewpoint

Schedule for Fall 2002




Sept 10


Organization Meeting

Sept 17

Farshid Hajir (UMass Amherst)

On the L-functions 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)

p-adic Wavelets

Nov 5

Tom Weston (UC Berkeley)

Selmer groups of tensor powers of geometric Galois representations


Jeffrey Lagarias (AT&T Labs)

Mount Holyoke College UCVC

Nov 12

Song Wang (Yale)

Non-existence of Siegel Zeros for certain L-functions

Nov 19

Nigel Boston (Univ Wisconsin) & Michael Bush (Univ Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)

Galois p-groups unramified at p

Nov 26



Dec 3

Benji Fisher

Class Numbers of Real Cyclotomic Fields

Dec 10

Romyar Sharifi (Harvard)

Applications of a cup product to Iwasawa theory, K-theory, and modular forms

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