Number Theory Seminar - Fall  2005

Tuesdays and Thursday 2:30 - 3:45 pm
B337 Van Vleck 

For Spring 2006 schedule click here.

Thursdays

 Abstract

Date Speaker Affiliation Title
Sept. 8 Nigel Boston
UW-Madison
Galois groups of tamely ramified p-extensions.
Sept. 15 Andrew Shallue UW-Madison Deterministically finding points on elliptic curves over finite fields.
Sept. 22 Ben  Brubaker
Stanford U.
Recent Progress on Dirichlet Series Associated to Weyl Groups
Sept. 29 Ken Ono
UW-Madison
Modular forms, infinite products, and singular moduli
Oct. 6 Jordan Ellenberg UW-Madison Speculations about asymptotic formulas for number of rational points on varieties over number fields and function fields
Oct. 13


Oct. 20 Rafe Jones
UW-Madison
The density of prime divisors of quadratic recurrences
Oct. 27 David P. Roberts
U. Minnesota-Morris
2-adic ramification in some 2-extensions of Q
Nov. 3 Tal Sutton
UW-Madison Theta Liftings and Central Values of Automorphic L-Functions
Nov. 10 Jeremy Rouse UW-Madison
Traces of Singular Moduli on Hilbert Modular Surfaces
Nov. 17 Doug Ulmer
Arizona
Ranks of Jacobians over function fields
Nov. 24 Thanksgiving

Dec. 1 Rachel Pries
Colorado State
p-torsion of curves in characteristic p
Dec. 8 Kathrin Bringmann UW-Madison
Freeman Dyson's "Challenge for the Future": The mock theta functions


Tuesdays

Abstract and Reference

Date
Speaker
Affiliation
Title
Sept . 6
Jayce Getz
UW-Madison
A very brief introduction to Shimura varieties and automorphic forms I
Sept. 13
Jayce Getz UW-Madison A very brief introduction to Shimura varieties and automorphic forms II
Sept. 20
Paul Jenkins
UW-Madison
On some applications of automorphic forms to number theory (pretalk to Brubaker's talk)
Sept. 27
Jeremy Rouse
UW-Madison The Weil Conjectures I
Oct. 4
Jeremy Rouse
UW-Madison The Weil Conjectures II
Oct. 11
Chris Holden
UW-Madison
Mod p representations on elliptic curves
Oct. 18
Hue Xue (regular seminar) U. Michigan
Central values of L-functions over CM fields (for abstract see Thursday seminar abstracts)
Oct. 25
Frank Thorne
UW-Madison
Ramanujan's Ternary Quadratic Form
Nov. 1
Ben Kane
UW-Madison
Bounding Special Values, Twists, and Tate-Shafarevich
Nov. 8
Adam Logan  (regular seminar)
U. Liverpool/CRM  Descent by Richelot isogeny on the Jacobians of plane quartics
Nov. 15
Matt Darnall
UW-Madison
The Picard group
Nov. 22
Rob Rhoades UW-Madison p-adic and Combinatorial Properties of Modular Form Coefficients
Nov. 29
Patrick Rault
UW-Madison Arakelov Theory
Dec. 6
David Dueber UW-Madison Lower Bounds on Discriminants

Links to Previous Seminars

Spring 2005
Fall 2004
Spring 2004
Fall 2003
Spring 2003