London Number Theory Seminar


The London Number Theory Seminar is held weekly, on Wednesdays, during term time. The location of the seminar cycles between KCL, Imperial College and UCL.

This term (Spring 2014), the seminar will be hosted by UCL, and will be on Wednesdays at 4pm in UCL maths department, in room 707 ("the usual room") apart from Sarnak's talk which will be in 500. The seminar will be preceded by tea and biscuits at 3.30 in room 606.

Sarah Zerbes is the organizer of the seminar this term; abstracts for this term's talks are available from her web pages here. Here are the titles:

15/01/14 Alex Bartel (Warwick)
Title: The Cohen-Lenstra heuristic revisited

22/01/14 James Newton (Cambridge)
Title: Local-global compatibility for Galois representations associated to Hilbert modular forms of low weight

29/01/14 Chris Williams (Warwick)
Title: Overconvergent modular symbols over imaginary quadratic fields

05/02/14 Victor Rotger (Univ. Polytècnica de Catalunya)
Title: The Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture for non-abelian twists of elliptic curves.

12/02/14 At 2:30 in 707: Masato Kurihara (Keio University)
Title: Higher Fitting ideals of arithmetic objects

12/02/14 At 4:00 in 707: Thanasis Bouganis (Durham)
Title: p-adic measures for Hermitian modular forms and the Rankin-Selberg method

19/02/14 Matthew Morrow (Nottingham)
Title: Deformation of algebraic cycles in characteristic p

26/02/14 Guido Kings (Regensburg)
Title: TBA

05/03/14 Malte Witte (Heidelberg)
Title: TBA

12/03/14 Chris Lazda (Imperial)
Title: Rigid rational homotopy theory and mixedness

19/03/14 Peter Sarnak (Princeton) ( NB: talk will be in room 500)
Title: TBA

26/03/14 Jenny Cooley (Warwick)
Title: TBA

The seminar is preceded by the Study Groups, which this term will be on Bhargava's work (1-2.15pm) and Perfectoid spaces (2.15-3.30pm).

A list of previous seminar talks is here.


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