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

Schedule for Spring 2009




Feb 3

Organization Meeting

Special location: Room LGRT 1535, UMASS

Feb 10

John Voight (Univ. Vermont)

Computing automorphic forms on Shimura curves

Feb 17

Joel Bellaiche (Brandeis)

Stable p-adic automorphy of Galois representations

Feb 24

Benjamin Hutz (Amherst College)

On the number of rational pre-images of the origin under quadratic dynamical systems

March 3

Stefan Lemurell (Chalmers Univ. of Technology, Sweden)

Computing L-functions of degree 3 (and higher)

March 10

No talk

No talk

March 17

Spring Break

Spring Break

March 24

Laura Hall-Seelig (UMass)

Asymptotically Good Towers of Global Function Fields and Bounds for the Ihara Function

March 31

No Talk

No Talk

April 7

Patrick Boland (UMass)

Geometric Constructions of Compactifications of Locally Symmetric Spaces

April 14

Katherine Stange (Harvard)

Elliptic nets

April 21

No Talk

(Monday shcedule)

April 28

Russell Prime (UConn)

Averaging Quadratic L-functions over Function Fields

May 5



May 12

(last day of class)

(last day of class)

Schedule for Fall 2008




Sept 9

Organization Meeting

Organization Meeting

Sept 16

no talk

no talk

Sept 23

John Condon (Amherst College)

A survey of Mahler measure

Sept 30

Farshid Hajir (UMass)

Asymptotically good towers

Oct 7

Reinier Broker (Microsoft)

Explicit CM-computations in dimension 2

Oct 14

No Talk

(Monday schedule)

Oct 21

David Savitt (Univ Arizona)

Hodge, Newton, and tame inertia polygons of semi-stable representations

Oct 28

Alvaro Lozano-Robledo (UConn)

Bounds on the torsion subgroup of an elliptic curve

Nov 4

no talk

no talk

Nov 11

No Talk

(Veterans Day)

Nov 18

Christopher Rasmussen (Wesleyan)

Finiteness results for abelian varieties with constrained torsion

Nov 25

Omer Kucuksakalli (UMass)

Class numbers of ray class fields of imaginary quadratic fields

Dec 2

Penny Ridgdill (UMass)

Finitely Anomalous Elliptic Curves

Dec 9

Michael Bush (Smith College)

Finite Schur-sigma groups and unramified p-extensions

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