Berkeley Number Theory Seminar, Spring 2018

This seminar is organized by Ken Ribet, Sug Woo Shin and Xinyi Yuan. The weekly seminar will contain two types of talks. The major type will be a series of coherent talks given by local people (mostly graduate students) around a fixed central topic. Another type will be the traditional seminar talks given by invited speakers with (rather random) topics determined by them, which we will call special talks.

Central topic

The fixed central topic for this semester is the modularity lifting theorem. For a plan of the series, please click here. The organizational meeting of the seminar will be on Jan 24. Please come to volunteer a talk.

Schedule (Wednesday 3:40-5:00pm, 748 Evans)

Date Speaker Topic
Jan 17 Jared Weinstein (Boston Univ) Special talk: The cohomology of local Shimura varieties (abstract)
Jan 24 Kenneth Ribet Introduction and organization (seminar plan)
Jan 31 Joe Stahl Deformation theory of Galois representations 1
Feb 7 no talk Special event: The Bowen Lecture
Feb 14 Ravi Fernando Deformation theory of Galois representations 2
Feb 21 Eric Chen Deformation theory of Galois representations 3
Feb 28 Jana Sotakova The Hecke algebra T
Mar 7 Watson Ladd (Berkeley) Special talk: Computation of paramodular forms via lattice methods (abstract)
Mar 14 Alex Youcis R and T
Mar 21 Alexander Bertoloni Meli R = T: minimal case, lecture 1
Mar 28 no talk university holiday
Apr 4 Rahul Dalal R = T: minimal case, lecture 2
Apr 11 Watson Ladd Minimal case to general case: the induction
Apr 18 Ian Gleason Results of multiplicity one
Apr 25 Eric Chen Diamond's new idea
May 2 Alex Youcis Completing the proof

Past seminars

Fall 2017

Spring 2017

Fall 2016

Spring 2016

Fall 2015

Spring 2015