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 SeeleyMudd 207. Refreshments are served at 3:30 p.m. in SeeleyMudd 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 Susan Goldstine Thomas Weston  
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  
Western New England College  
Jennifer Beineke  
Westfield State College  
Anne Schwartz 
Date 
Speaker 
Title 
Feb 3 
Organization Meeting 
Organization Meeting 
Feb 10 
David Pollack (Wesleyan) 
padic rigidity in the cohomology of GL_n(Z) 
Feb 17 
Paul Gunnells (UMass Amherst) 
Lattice polytopes, Hecke operators, and the Ehrhart polynomial 
Feb 24 
Andrew Granville (Univ. Montréal) 
Some distribution problems in arithmetic 
Feb 25 (Wed) 
Andrew Granville (Univ. Montréal) 
Uncertainty principles in arithmetic (Amherst College CVC) 
March 2 
David Cox (Amherst College) 
Geometry and Number Theory on Clovers 
March 9 
Tom Weston (Amherst College) 
Power residues of Fourier coefficients of modular forms 
March 16 
Spring break 
Spring break 
March 23 
Samit Dasgupta (Berkeley) 
Elliptic units for real quadratic fields 
March 30 
Steve Kudla (Univ of Maryland) 
Cycles of Shimura curves and modular forms 
April 6 
Keith Conrad (UConn) 
Variation of Root Numbers 
April 12 (Monday) 
Jacob Sturm (Rutgers) 
Picard's Big Theorem (Mount Holyoke UCVC) 
April 13 
Jacob Sturm (Rutgers) 
Algebraic estimates and local zeta functions 
April 20 
Steven J. Miller (Ohio State) 
Random Matrix Theory and Families of Elliptic Curves: Evidence for the Underlying Group Symmetries 
April 27 
Harold Stark (UCSD & Univ. Vermont) 
ClassNumbers of CM fields and Siegel Zeros 
May 3 (Mon) 
Glenn Stevens (Boston University) 
Number Theoretic Analysis (UMass UCVC) 
May 4 
Glenn Stevens (Boston University) 
padic LFunctions and the Evil Twin 
May 11 
Fernando RodriguezVillegas (UT Austin) 
Hypergeometric funtions and the Bezoutian 
Date 
Speaker 
Title 
Sept 9 
Organization Meeting 
Organization Meeting 
Sept 16 
Tom Weston (Amherst College) 
Variation of Iwasawa invariants in Hida families 
Sept 23 
Siman Wong (UMass Amherst) 
Density of number fields 
Sept 30 
Farshid Hajir (UMass Amherst) 
Newton polygons and irreducibility for onevariable polynomials 
Oct 7 
Joe Buhler (Reed College) 
Polynomials over Local Fields 
Oct 14 
No Talk 
No Talk 
Oct 16 (Thursday) 
Joe Buhler (Reed College) 
Dickenson Lecture at Smith College 
Oct 21 
Sharon Frechette (Holy Cross) 
Gaussian Hypergeometric Functions, and Traces of Hecke Operators 
Oct 28 
Allison Pacelli (Williams College) 
Subgroups of Any Order in Class Groups of Global Function Fields 
Nov 4 


Nov 11 
Robert Pollack (University of Chicago) 
Congruences and the supersingular main conjecture 
Nov 13 (Thursday) 
Carl Pomerance (Dartmouth College) 
TBA (McCoy Faculty Lecture at Smith) 
Nov 18 
Alvaro LozanoRobledo (Boston University) 
Elliptic units and Galois representations 
Nov 25 
No talk 
(Thanksgiving) 
Dec 2 
Ravi Ramakrishna 
Lifting Galois representations and various pathologies 
Dec 9 
Josh Lansky (Bucknell University) 
Depth zero base change for U(2,1) 
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