QuébecVermont Number Theory Seminar 20072008
Schedule: Fall,
Winter.
General Information.
Organizers: Eyal Goren and Henri Darmon.
Explanations for schedule:
This year the QuebecVermont Number Theory seminar will be meeting every
other week, on Thursdays. Typically the first lecture
will be in the morning from 10:30 to 12:00 at McGill in room 920,
and the afternoon lecture from 2:00 to 3:30 in the Concordia
Library building, on the 9th floor.
But be sure to check the detailed schedule below for possible
exceptions to the rule!
Schedule for 20072008
Fall 2007

Thursday, September 20, 2007.
McGill University, Burnside Hall 920
10:3012:00. Payman Kassaei (London)
Canonical subgroups of abelian varieties
Concordia University, Library building
2:003:30. WeeTeck Gan (UCSD)
The local Langlands conjecture for GSp(4)

September 2930: QuebecMaine conference.
All participants of the QuebecVermont seminar are strongly encouraged to
attend!

Thursday, October 18, 2007.
McGill University, Burnside Hall 920
10:3012:00. Jeehoon Park (CICMA)
The EisensteinSiegel distribution and padic zeta
function of real
quadratic fields.
Concordia University, Library building
2:003:30. Bryden Cais (CICMA)
Integral structures on the de Rham cohomology of curves and abelian
varieties

Thursday, November 1, 2007.
McGill University, Burnside Hall 920
10:3012:00. Akshay Venkatesh (NYU)
Analytic number theory over function fields and related
questions in geometry and topology
Concordia University, Library building
2:003:30. Riad Masri (CICMA)
Average values of Hecke Lfunctions via Galois suborbits of Heegner
points
Concordia University, Library building
4:005:00. Isabelle Déchène (Ottawa)
Uses of generalized Jacobians in cryptography
Note: The CRMISM
colloquium of Friday, November 2, will be given
by Akshay Venkatesh.

Thursday, November 22, 2007.
McGill University, Burnside Hall 920
10:3012:00. Ben Green (Cambridge)
Equidistribution of nilsequences
Concordia University, Library building
2:003:30. Arnaud Chadozeau
TBA
Concordia University, Library building
4:005:30. Masataka Chida (Tohoku)
On the equivariant Tamagawa number conjecture for Hecke characters
Note: The CRMISM
colloquium of Friday, November 23, will be given
by Ben Green.
Winter 2008

Special interview seminar
Monday, January 21, 2008.
McGill University, Otto Maass Building, Room 217.
2:003:30. Matthias Strauch (Cambridge)
padic Galois representations and geometric constructions of
Banach space representations
Note the unusual room, in the Chemistry building adjoining Burnside Hall. If you do not know where it is, allow for some extra time to find the room.
Note: The lecture will be divided into two halves,
the first being aimed at a general mathematical
audience and the second at a more specialised group.
There will be a short break in the middle to allow the general audience
to escape.

Thursday, March 13, 2008.
McGill University, Burnside Hall 920
10:3012:00. Matilde Lalin (University of Alberta)
Mahler measures and regulators
Concordia University, Library building
2:003:30. Adrian Iovita
JacquetLanglands correspondence for padic families of modular forms
Note There will be a special banquet that evening by the mathematics
department at McGill to mark the retirement of John Labute. If you would like to come
please contact Christina at chairsec.math@mcgill.ca so she can have an accurate head count. Speakers are of course invited.

Thursday, May 8, 2008.
McGill University, Burnside Hall 920
10:3012:00. Abhinav Kumar (MIT)
Kummer surfaces, ShiodaInose Structures, and
real multiplication
Concordia University, Library building
2:003:30. Christophe Breuil (IHES and Columbia)
Towards a modulo p Langlands correspondence for GL_{2}(F)

QuebecVermont Number Theory Days: May 2728, 2008.
Note the unusual time! The QuebecVermont number theory days
which traditionally mark the end of the
seminar will be held on
Tuesday and Wednesday
to avoid conflicting with the
graduation ceremony at McGill on Thursday.

Tuesday, May 27, 2008.
McGill University, Burnside Hall 920
10:3012:00. Ritabrata Munshi (Rutgers)
Counting rational points on cubics and quartics
Concordia University, Library building
2:003:30. Tong Liu (Upenn)
A bound on ramification of p^{n}
torsion semistable representations

Wednesday, May 28, 2008.
McGill University, Burnside Hall 920
10:3012:00. Gaetan Chenevier (Paris)
Zariski density of modular points for U(3)
Concordia University, Library building
2:003:30. Brian Conrad (Michigan)
Finiteness of class numbers over
global function fields
Concordia University, Library building
4:005:30. Andrea Miller (Harvard)
On a Conjecture of Murre for some mixed Shimura varieties
Monday, June 2 to Thursday, June 5:
CanadaFrance Meeting