Québec-Vermont Number Theory Seminar 2015-2016
Organizers: Dimitris Koukoulopoulos and Henri Darmon
Explanations for schedule:
This year the Quebec-Vermont 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, 60-minute lecture from 4:00-5:00, typically given by a
local member or a longer-term 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 17-th 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 60-70 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 non-experts 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
p-adic 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 Cassels-Frolich, Davenport, Silverman and Hartshorne behind their belts, and not much else...
Schedule for 2015-2016
History of the QVNTS
The Quebec-Vermont Seminar is a regular bi-weekly seminar alternating
Burlington, Vermont, and Quebec City. Founded in 1984 by Hershy
Kisilevsky and David Dummit, it is one of the longest continuously-running
seminars of its kind in North America.
The following pdf file contains a
list of (many of) lectures in the Quebec-Vermont seminars (and related
activities) going back to its inception.
Below are the archives for the
lectures that have been given in the Quebec-Vermont Seminar
in the past.
Lectures from 1984 to 1992.
Lectures in 1995-96.
Lectures in 1996-97.
Lectures in 1997-98.
Lectures in 1998-99.
Lectures in 1999-2000.
Lectures in 2000-01.
Lectures in 2001-02.
Lectures in 2002-03.
Lectures in 2003-04.
Lectures in 2004-05.
Lectures in 2005-06.
Lectures in 2006-07.
Lectures in 2007-08.
Lectures in 2008-09.
Lectures in 2009-10.
Lectures in 2010-11.
Lectures in 2011-12.
Lectures in 2012-13.