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 
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 
Date 
Speaker 
Title 
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 Lfunctions 
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) 
AlmostPrimes in Thin Orbits 
April 1 
Conrad, Keith (UConn) 
Fractals and Fixed Points (UMass UCVC) 
April 8 
Ivan Horozov (Brandeis) 
Nonabelian 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 
Date 
Speaker 
Title 
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 
(cancelled) 
(cancelled) 
Oct 9 
No Talk 
No Talk (Monday schedule) 
Oct 16 
Ken Ono (Univ. Wisconsin) 
Heegner points, Lfunctions, 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 Lfunctions 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 
Thanksgiving 
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 
Home pages for the 06/07 05/06 , 04/05 , 03/04 , 02/03 , 01/02 , 00/01 , 99/00 , 98/99 , 97/98 , and 96/97 Five College Number Theory Seminars.
This page is maintained by Siman Wong