Berkeley Number Theory Seminar, Spring 2016

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 Andre--Oort conjecture. For a plan of the series, please click here. Please come to volunteer a talk.

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

Date Speaker Type Topic
Jan 20 Jacob Tsimerman (Univ of Toronto) I Galois orbits of CM points and the Andre--Oort conjecture (abstract)
Jan 27 Xinyi Yuan (Berkeley) II Introduction and organization (plan)
Feb 1 Mon Jordan Ellenberg (Wisconson-Madison), 3:10-4:00pm, 740 Evans Hall, special serminar
Feb 3 Ian Gleason (Berkeley) II Abelian varieties and moduli spaces over the complex numbers
Feb 5 Fri Dimitar Jetchev (EPFL), 3:40-5:00pm, 740 Evans Hall, special serminar (abstract)
Feb 10 Kestutis Cesnavicius (Berkeley) I A modular construction of Hecke correspondences on X_1(n) (abstract)
Feb 17 Kestutis Cesnavicius (Berkeley) I A modular description of X_0(n) (abstract)
Feb 24 Alex Youcis II Introduction to linear algebraic groups (abstract)
Mar 2 Alex Carney II Introduction to Shimura varieties I (abstract)
Mar 9 Ravi Fernando II Introduction to Shimura varieties II (abstract)
Mar 16 David Bailey (LBNL, UC Davis) I Computer discovery of large Poisson polynomials (abstract)
Mar 23 none no talk (spring break)
Mar 30 Alex Youcis II Introduction to Shimura varieties III (abstract)
Apr 6 Thomas Scanlon II On J. Pila's proof of the André-Oort conjecture for products of modular curves (abstract)
Apr 9 Sat BAANTAG Day 12, 10:00am, 740 Evans Hall, Berkeley
Apr 13 Eugenia Rosu II Introduction to the Colmez conjecture (abstract)
Apr 20 Dylan Yott II Introduction to Tsimerman's proof (abstract)
Apr 27 Watson Ladd II Introduction to the Manin--Mumford conjecture (abstract)
May 4 Alessandro Chiesa I Cycles of elliptic curves: applications and open problems (abstract)


Past seminars

Fall 2015

Spring 2015