Québec-Vermont Number Theory Seminars 2001-2002
Explanations for schedule:
Schedule for 2001-2002
Suggestions are always welcomed. In particular, if you
want to contribute a lecture on
your own research, or to suggest a speaker. Many
of the speakers below were
suggested by the participants.
Time and location - Montréal
Thursday morning: 10:30-12:00, McGill
University, Burnside Hall 920.
Thursday afternoon: 2:15-3:45,
Concordia University, Library Building LB-540.
Time and location - Burlington
Thursday morning: 10:30-12:00, University
of Vermont, Mathematics Conference Room.
Thursday afternoon: 2:15-3:45,
University of Vermont, Mathematics Conference Room.
Chateau Versailles *
Map of Montreal
To McGill University:
805 Sherbrooke Str. West. The univeristy down-town campus is on Sherbrooke
street (one of the main streets of down-town going East-West). The math
department is in Burnside Hall, which is the tall building to your right
when you stand on Sherbrooke str. facing the campus. The lecture room is
on the 9-th floor, the secretaries' on the 10-th, and the library
on the 11-th. From the Chateau Versailles of from the Monfort, you
have to go on Sherbrooke, heading east (or take bus 24 on Sherbrooke).
It is a 15 minutes walk (even in a snow blizzard).
To Concordia University:
1455 Maisoneuve West. There are two buildings. The math dept is on
the southern one (also called the Library building). The lecture room is
on the 5-th floor, and CICMA offices are on the 6-th floor. The Library
is on the 2-nd floor, accessible by stairs from the ground floor only.
To the Math. Dept. U. Vermont, Burlington:
The math dept address is 16 Colchester ave. Here is a link
(or here) to the dept.
web-site. The lecture room itself in on the ground floor of the building.
Coming on Hwy 89, take Exit 14 West which is Main Street. You drive (heading
west) on Main street heading towards the University of Vermont Lake Champlain.
Turn right on South Prospect Street and immediately left to College Street
and park at the Visitors parking. To get to the math dept continue on South
Prospect Street heading North (!), turn right on Pearl Street (note that
``Pearl Street"= ``Colchester Ave.", the former west of Prospect, the latter
East of Prospect) . The deparment of Math would be one of the next buildings
on your left. You would recognize it from the picture.
Here is a link to the univerity's
Thursday, August 16, 2001.
Speaker: Rachel Pries (Columbia)
Title: .Rigidity, Reduction and Ramification
(10:30-12:00, Burnside Hall 920, McGill)
Thursday, August 23, 2001.
Speaker: Abdelmejid Bayad (Evry)
Title: Weierstrass units and Euler Systems.
(10:30-12:00, Burnside Hall 920, McGill)
Thursday, September 6, 2001:
AM - Speaker: I. Vardi (IHES)
Title: Leading digits, lattice points and algebraic numbers
PM -Speaker: I. Vardi (IHES)
Title: Leading digits, lattice points and algebraic numbers (Continued)
NOTE: The first lecture starts at 11:00. These lectures are
the first two lectures in a mini-course
given by Prof. Vardi at McGill University. The list of topics to
be covered is: 1. Leading digits; 2. Lattice points; 3. Pisot and Salem
numbers; 4. Set of uniqueness (harmonic analysis); 5. The Polya
Carlson theorem (theory of functions); 6. Algebraic numbers; 7. Density
for number fields; 8. Distribution of rational points on varieties;
9. Overview of proofs; 10. Proofs 1: Summation formulas; 11. Proofs 2:
Algebraic numbers and analysis; 12. Proofs 3: Algebraic numbers and algebra;
13. Proofs 4: Equidistribution of rational points on varieties.
Thursday, September 13, 2001:
AM - Speaker: A. Prasad (Concordia, McGill & CRM)
Title: On Automorphic Forms for Split Semi-simple Groups on Fq(t)
PM -Speaker: A. Iovita (U. Washington)
Title: Explicit description of the p-adic local Galois representations
attached to modular forms
Thursday, September 20, 2001:
AM - Speaker: Alina Cojocaru (Queens)
Title: Elliptic curves modulo p.
PM -Speaker: B. Moonen (Amsterdam)
Title: Serre-Tate theory for PEL moduli spaces.
Thursday, October 4, 2001 (IN VERMONT):
AM - Speaker: D. Savitt (Concordia, McGill & CICMA)
Title: Modularity of some potentially Barsotti-Tate Galois representations
PM -Speaker: M. Reid (U. Mass)
Title: Gross' conjecture, the local Stark conjecture and congruences
Thursday, October 18, 2001 :
AM - Speaker: Ambrus Pal (Concordia, McGill & CICMA)
Title: Heegner Cycles on Drinfeld Modular Varieties
PM -Speaker: V. Vatsal (UBC)
Title: Distribution of Heegner Points
Thursday, November 1, 2001:
AM - Speaker: S. Wong (U. Mass)
Title: On the Neron-Severi Group of Fibered Varieties
PM -Speaker: A. Tupan (Concordia, McGill & CICMA)
Title: Periodicity properties for blocks of coefficients of half
integral weight modular forms
Thursday, November 15, 2001:
AM - Speaker: Fernando Rodriguez-Villegas (Austin, Texas &
Title: Periods, L-functions and Knots
PM -Speaker: Brian Conrey (AIM)
Title: L-functions and random matrix theory
Friday, November 16, 2001: (Special lecture)
Time: 1:30 - 3:00 Place: Concordia, LB -
Speaker: Peter Stevenhagen (Leiden)
Title: Class invariants using Shimura's reciprocity
Thursday, November 29, 2001:
AM - Speaker: Natalia Archinard (Concordia, McGill & CICMA)
Title: Algebraic values of hypergeometric series
PM -Speaker: Dorian Goldfeld (Columbia U)
Title: Residues of Eisenstein series twisted by modular symbols
Thursday, December 6, 2001:
AM - Speaker: Damien Roy (U. Ottawa)
Title: Duality and simultaneous algebraic approximation
PM -Speaker: J. Fearnley (Concordia)
Title: Dirichlet twists of modular L-functions.
Thursday, January 17, 2002:
AM - Speaker: D. Marshall (McMaster)
Title: Some relationship between Galois group and Iwasawa module
PM -Speaker: R. Sreekantan (Tata Inst.)
Title: Analog of circular units for products of elliptic curves
Thursday, January 24, 2:30-3:30,
Special Analysis/Number Theory seminar, Burnside Hall 920
Speaker: Izabella Laba (UBC)
Title: On finite sets that tile the integers.
Thursday, January 31, 2002: (IN VERMONT)
AM - Speaker: J. Fleen (UVM)
Title: The image size of rational maps over finite fields
PM -Speaker: B. Gross (Harvard).
Title: Automorphisms of even unimodular lattices
Thursday, February 14, 2002:
AM - Speaker: C. Greither
Title: Recent work on the Brumer-Stark conjecture in extensions
of specified degree
PM -Speaker: L. Berger (Brandeis)
Title: Limits of crystalline representations
Thursday, March 14, 2002:
AM - Speaker: S. Ahlgren (UIUC)
Title: Weierstrass points on modular curves and supersingular j-invariants
PM -Speaker: A. Saikia (CICMA)
Title: Selmer groups of elliptic curves with complex multiplication
Thursday, March 21, 2002:
AM - Speaker: S. Lang (Yale)
Title: On the Bateman-Horn conjecture
PM -Speaker: E. Goren (McGill)
Title: Local models and displays.
Thursday, March 28, 2002:
AM - Speaker: K. Consani (Toronto)
Title: Arithmetic on a quintic threefold
PM -Speaker: J. McKay (Concordia)
Title: Some light on Moonshine?
Thursday, April 11, 2002:
AM - Speaker: M. Spies (Nottingham)
Title: Logarithmic differential forms on p-adic symmetric spaces
PM -Speaker: G. Shimura (Princeton)
Title: The relative regulator of an algebraic extension
Thursday, April 25, 2002:
AM - Speaker: M. Bhargava (Princeton)
Title: Higher composition laws and applications to number fields
PM -Speaker: L. Smithline (Cornell)
Title: Compact Operators with Rational Generating Functions