The Workshop is dedicated  to surveying recent developments in the study of
 Hilbert modular varieties and forms, such as:
(i) stratification and classification of Hilbert modular varieties, special
loci and cycles;
(ii) Hilbert modular forms: congruences, and associated Galois
(iii) Rational points on Hilbert modular varieties. Application to
the Langlands program and the Fontaine-Mazur conjecture;
(iv) Periods of Hilbert modular forms. Application to the construction of rational points on elliptic curves and modular abelian varieties.
The workshop takes place at Far Hills Inn on January 3-6, 2002. It is financed by the Centre de Recherches Mathematiques. The number of participants is limited due to the Inn's size. Limited financial assistance is available. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED.

Organizers: E. Z. Goren and H. Darmon (McGill).

Location of the Workshop.
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Location of the Workshop.
The workshop takes place at the Far Hills Inn, located in the Laurentians, 1 hour's drive from Montreal.
Transportation for people arriving January 3 and leaving January 6 will be provided by the organizers.

Far Hills Inn is famous for its cross-country ski trails park, its guest services and its cuisine. Participants of the workshop will have access to all facilities, including a ski pass. Rental and ski lessons are available on location.

CDN$   88 + taxes per night, per person, based on double occupancy.
CDN$ 108 + taxes per night, per person, based on single occupancy.
All (three) meals (+ coffee brakes) are included in this price. Additional refreshments are not included.
Far Hills Inn offers the same (very attractive) rate for spouses and for early arrival or stay after the conference.

The conference rooms are equipped with a blackboards, a flip chart and an overhead projector (laptop presentations are not possible).
Small conference rooms for discussion are available.
Bar, indoor swimming pool, sauna, cross county ski, lounge, pool table.
Telephones in all rooms (internet via phone).

Inn information:
Web: http://www.farhillsinn.com/anglais/anglais.html
tel: (819) 322-2014 (From Montréal: (514) 990-4409, Canada and U.S.A.: 1 (800) 567-6636)
fax: (819) 322-1995
address: Far Hills Inn,  3399, chemin Far Hills, Val-Morin (Québec), Canada J0T 2R0
directions: map.

January 3:
18:00-19:00 Registration
19:00 Welcome &  Dinner
Friday , 
January 4
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-9:55 Henri Darmon Periods of HMF's and rational points
9:55-10:05 Coffee break
10:05-11:00 Fabrizio Andreatta Hilbert modular forms modulo p
11:30 - 13:00 Lunch
Free Discussion Time
16:00-16:55 Peter Green Periods attached to objects resembling Hilbert modular varieties
16:55-17:05 Coffee break
17:05-18:00 Ed Nevens Canonical subgroups of HBAVs
18:30 Dinner
January 5
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00-9:55 Fabrizio Andreatta Geometry of Hilbert modular varieties over totally ramified primes 
9:55-10:05 Coffee break
10:05-11:00 Ernst Kani Modular Diagonal Quotient Surfaces
11:10-11:50 Ravi Ramakrishna Serre's conjecture and deformation theory
12:00 Lunch
Free Discussion Time
16:00-16:55 Chia-Fu Yu On reduction of Hilbert-Blumenthal varieties
16:55-17:05 Coffee break
17:05-18:30  20-minutes Presentations Alex Ghitza: Sigel modular forms (mod p) and algebraic modular forms
Lassina Dembele: Explicit computation of HMFs on Q(\sqrt{5})
Jeff Achter: Monodromy and abelian varieties
Rachel Pries: Jacobians of wildly ramified curves
18:45 Reception & Dinner
January 6
8:00-9:00 Breakfast
9:00 - 9:55 Fred Diamond Manoharmayum's proof of modularity of GL(2,F_7) representations
9:55-10:05 Coffee break
10:05-11:00 Jordan Ellenberg Modularity of two-dimensional Galois representations over F_9
11:05-12:00 Frazer Jarvis Points on Fermat curves over real quadratic fields
12:00-13:00 Lunch and Departure


List of participants.
J. Achter (Columbia), F. Andreatta (Padua), N. Archinard (CICMA), S. Baba (CICMA), A. Brown (Tata), H.  Darmon (McGill), L. Dembele (McGill), F. Diamond (Brandeis), J. Ellenberg (Princeton), A. Ghitza (MIT), E. Goren (McGill), P. Green (Harvard), F. Jarvis (Sheffield), E. Kani (Queens), A. Logan (Berkeley), E. Nevens (Imperial College), M.-H. Nicole (McGill), U. Onn (Technion), A. Pal (CRM), A. Prasad (CRM), R. Pries (Columbia),  R. Ramakrishna (Cornell), A. Saikia (CICMA), D. Savitt (CICMA), R. Sreekantan (Tata), M. Thillainatesan (Columbia), A. Tupan (CICMA), Chia-Fu Yu (Columbia).

Arrival to the workshop is on Thursday, January 3, 2002 at the afternoon, and departure on Sunday, January 6, 2002 at  noon. Late arrival or early departure are not recommended.
People should arrive on January 3 to McGill Mathematics Department, 805 Sherbrooke St. West,  to the lounge on the 10th floor. We will depart from there by Bus at 17:00 the latest. In case of delay make every effort to inform the organizers. We shall leave the Far Hills hotel on January 6 around noon. It is highly recommended that you schedule an afternoon or night flight. Transportation will be provided from Far Hill to Dorval (and Mirabel).

Registration fee (used for transportation and subsidy of the stay at Far Hills)  100$ Can. Free for students and persons without grants. Registration fee will be collected upon arrival. REGISTRATION IS CLOSED DUE TO ROOM LIMITATIONS.