Stanford University Number Theory Seminar 2013-2014

Stanford/AIM Number Theory Seminar, 2013-2014

Fridays, 12pm, 383N

Fall

September 27 | Samit Dasgupta (UCSC) | |

October 4 | Robert Lemke Oliver (Stanford) | |

October 11 (12:20-1:20!!) | Zhiwei Yun (Stanford) | |

October 18 | Fernando Shao (Stanford) | |

October 25 | TBA | J-L student seminar catch-up |

November 1 | Bhargav Bhatt (IAS) | The pro-etale topology (intro) |

November 4, 5, 6 (see poster for place/time) | Bhargav Bhatt (IAS) | |

November 8 | Yuuki Takai (Berkeley) | |

November 15 | Wei Zhang (Columbia) | |

November 22 | Daniel Fiorilli (Michigan) | The distribution of the variance of primes in arithmetic progressions |

November 29 | Thanksgiving -- No Seminar | |

December 6 | Mark Kisin (Harvard) | |

December 7 (Saturday!) | Bay Area Algebraic Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry Day (UCSC) |

Winter

January 10 | Stefan Patrikis (MIT) | |

January 17 | Daniel Kane (Stanford) | |

January 24 | Yoonbok Lee (Rochester) | Zero-density estimates of a linear combination of Hecke L-functions |

January 31 | Bjorn Poonen (MIT) | Most odd-degree hyperelliptic curves have one rational point |

February 7 | Ali Altug (Columbia) | |

February 14 | Benedict Gross (Harvard) | |

February 21 | Xuhua He (HKUST/Univ.MD) | |

February 28 | Ruochuan Liu (ICMR, Beijing) | |

March 7 (usual time) | Dimitris Koukoulopoulous (Univ. de Montreal) | The distribution of the maximum of character sums |

March 7 (3:15-4:15pm!) (joint with AG seminar) | Kiran Kedlaya (UCSD) | |

March 14 | Davide Reduzzi (U. Chicago) | Galois representations and torsion in the coherent cohomology of Hilbert modular varieties |

Spring

April 4 | Bob Hough (Oxford) | Solution of the minimum modulus problem for covering systems |

April 11 | Shou-Wu Zhang (Princeton) | |

April 18 | Junecue Suh (Harvard) | The standard sign conjecture on algebraic cycles: the case of Shimura varieties |

April 25 | Ian Petrow (ETH) | |

April 26 (Saturday!!) | Bay Area Algebraic Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry Day #8 | |

May 2 | Tasho Kaletha (Princeton) | |

May 9 | Dan Boneh (Stanford) | Using rings to obsfucate software |

May 16 | Dan Boneh (Stanford) | Using rings to obsfucate software II |

May 23 | Michael Magee (UC Santa Cruz) | Quantitative spectral gap for thin groups of hyperbolic isometries |

May 30 | David Zywina (Cornell) |

* = to be confirmed.

Organizers: Daniel Bump, Brian Conrad, Brian Conrey, Kannan Soundararajan, Akshay Venkatesh, Zhiwei Yun.

For out-of-town seminar speakers: The San Francisco (SFO) and San Jose (SJC) airports are both located nearby. We recommend you reserve a ride with Super Shuttle or similar company instead of using a taxi from the airport. (Super Shuttle is around $25+tip in comparison with $100+ for taxi.) We generally arrange for our speakers to stay at either the Cardinal Hotel or Hotel California. Safe Travels.