QuébecVermont Number Theory Seminar 20122013
Schedule: Fall,
Winter.
General Information.
Organizers: Andrew Granville 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. There is also the possibility of
a third, 60minute lecture from 4:005:00, typically given by a
local member or a longerterm visitor.
But be sure to check the detailed schedule below for possible
deviations from the standard timetable.
Instructions for speakers:
Faced with the prospect of giving a 90 minute talk,
the QVNTS invitee will often adopt one of the following stances (or a combination theoreof):
A. "After my customary 60 minute lecture
concluding with a statement of the main result and a sketch of its proof
in a special case,
I will now, thanks to the extra 30 minutes,
be able to present my proof in all its
details, paying fond attention to what happens
when p=2 and my spectral sequence fails to degenerate after the 17th stage."
B. "I've heard this seminar audience is large and takes an active interest
in the lectures, asking many questions of the speaker along the way.
So I'll plan essentially for a 6070 minute talk, delivered at a more leisurely pace.
Like this I will not be nervous about finishing on time if the audience peppers me with
questions and comments."
C. "I will use the extra 30 minutes at the beginning
to present the big picture which provides the background and motivation for the
mathematics that I've done. This will also be helpful to the students
and nonexperts in attendance." (There are bound to be many of those: the QVNTS is a
number theory seminar for generalists, the interests of its regular participants ranging from
padic Hodge theory to additive combinatorics.)
Needless to say, strategies B and C are widely preferred to A!! As a general rule, you should strive to make
the first 30 minutes
(at least!) of your lecture accessible to the proverbial audience of graduate students
with a bit of CasselsFrolich, Davenport, Silverman and Hartshorne behind their belts, and not much else...
Schedule for 20122013
Fall 2012

Thursday, November 15, 2012.
Concordia University, Library building
4:006:00. ALGANT minicourse: Massimo Bertolini (Milano)
padic Lfunctions and Euler systems

Thursday, November 22, 2012.
McGill University, Burnside Hall 920
10:3012:00. Alex Gamburd
Generalization of Selberg's 3/16 Theorem and Affine Sieve
Concordia University, Library building
2:003:30. Adam Harper (CRM)
A zerodensity approach to smooth numbers

Thursday, November 29, 2012.
Concordia University, Library building
4:006:00. ALGANT minicourse: Massimo Bertolini (Milano)
padic Lfunctions and Euler systems

Thursday, December 6, 2012.
McGill University, 10th floow Lounge in Burnside Hall
******** Note the change of time and venue!!!! *********
9:0011:00. ALGANT minicourse: Massimo Bertolini (Milano)
padic Lfunctions and Euler systems

December 610, 2012.
CMS Winter Meeting, Queen Elizabeth Hotel.

Thursday, December 13, 2012.
McGill University, Burnside Hall 920
10:3012:00. Christelle Vincent
TBA
Concordia University, Library building
2:003:30. Jorge Plazas
Class field theory and noncommutative geometry
4:005:00. Maksym Radziwill
The distribution of the zeros of ζ(s), of ζ′(s) and the nonexistence of Siegel zeros
Winter 2013

Tuesday, April 9, 2013.
Concordia University, Library building
4:305:30. Kumar Murty (University of Toronto)
Distribution of values of logarithmic derivatives of
Lfunctions

Thursday, April 11, 2013.
McGill University, Burnside Hall 920
9:0011:00. Francesc Castella's Thesis defense
11:0012:00. Samuel Gross (Rocky Mountain College)
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Concordia University, Library building
2:004:00. Student Presentations
Featuring Dimitri Dias, Luca Candelori, Francesc Castella, Andrew Fiori,
Kevin Henriot, and Jim Parks.

Thursday, May 9, 2013.
Concordia University, Library building
2:003:30. Wadim Zudilin (Newcastle)
TBA
Concordia University, Library building
4:005:30. Detchat Samart (Texas A+M)
TBA