Berkeley Number Theory Seminar, Fall 2015

The weekly seminar will contain two types of talks. The first type will be the usual seminar talks given by invited speakers with (rather random) topics determined by them. The second type will be a series of coherent talks given by local people (mostly graduate students) around a fixed central topic. We will refer these as type I and type II in the schedule table below.

Central topic

The fixed central topic for this semester is the Gross--Zagier formula. For a plan of the series, click here. Please come to volunteer a talk.

Schedule (Wednesday 3:40-5:00pm, 740 Evans)

Date Speaker Type Topic
Aug 26 Xinyi Yuan (Berkeley) II Introduction and organization (plan)
Sept 2 Sander Mack-Crane (Berkeley) II Basics on modular curves
Sept 9 Alexander Bertoloni (Berkeley) II The modularity theorem
Sept 16 Rahul Dalal (Berkeley) II Rankin-Selberg L-function (abstract)
Sept 23 Alex Carney (Berkeley) II Neron-Tate height (abstract)
Sept 30 Dylan Yott (Berkeley) II Gross-Zagier formula and its consequences (abstract)
Oct 7 Eugenia Rosu (Berkeley) II Kolyvagin's work on the Euler system (abstract)
Oct 14 Shelly Manber (Berkeley) II Zhang's work on the Kolyvagin conjecture (abstract)
Oct 21 Derek Hollowood (Berkeley) II Waldspurger's period formula (abstract)
Oct 28 Kestutis Cesnavicius (Berkeley) II The Gross-Zagier formula of Yuan-Zhang-Zhang (abstract)
Nov 4 Bowen Lecture, Jacob Lurie (Harvard), 2060 Valley, 4:10-5:00pm
Nov 11 no talk university holiday
Nov 18 Kwang-Seob Kim (KIAS) I Construction of unramified extensions with a prescribed solvable Galois group (abstract)
Nov 25 no talk university holiday
Dec 2 Serge Lang Lecture, Brian Conrad (Stanford), 60 Evans, 4:10-5:00pm
Dec 5 BAANTAG 11, Saturday Dec 5, UCSC

Past seminars

Spring 2015