QuébecVermont Number Theory Seminars 20032004
Time and location  McGill/Concordia
Thursday morning: 10:3012:00, McGill
University, Burnside Hall 920.
Thursday afternoon: 14:1515:45,
Concordia University, Library Building LB540.
16:1517:00, Concordia University, Library Building LB540.
Time and location  Université de Montréal
Thursday morning: 10:3012:00,
Pavillon AndréAisenstadt, Room 6214.
Thursday afternoon: 13:5515:25,
Pavillon AndréAisenstadt, Room 6214.
16:0016:45, Pavillon AndréAisenstadt, Room 5183.
Time and location  Burlington
Thursday morning: 10:3012:00, University
of Vermont, Mathematics Conference Room.
Thursday afternoon: 14:1515:45,
University of Vermont, Mathematics Conference Room.
Fall 2003

Thursday, September 11, 2003.
10h3012h00 Université de Montréal, Pavillon AndréAisenstadt Room 6214
Speaker: Adrian Iovita (Concordia University)
Title: Anticyclotomic Main Conjecture for supersingular
elliptic curves.
13h5515h25 Université de Montréal, Pavillon AndréAisenstadt Room 6214
Speaker: Jonathan Sands (University of Vermont)
Title: Popescu's conjecture in multiquadratic extensions
of number fields.
16h0016h45 Université de Montréal, Pavillon AndréAisenstadt Room 5183
Speaker: Norbert Schlomiuck
(Université de Montréal)
Title: Remembering André Weil.
17h00 Reception in the Lounge on the 6th floor.
 Thursday, September 25, 2003:
10h3012h00 McGill University, Burnside Hall Room 920
Speaker: Kannan Soundararajan (University of Michigan)
Title: Large values of trigonometric series.
14h1515h45 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
Speaker: Valentin Blomer (University of Toronto and Stuttgart University)
Title: On sums of squareful numbers.
16h1517h00 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
Speaker: Jonathan Pila (McGill University)
Title: Some diophantine geometry of subanalytic sets.
 Thursday, October 9, 2003:
10h3012h00 McGill University, Burnside Hall Room 920
Speaker: Christopher Hughes (American Institute of Mathematics)
Title: Moments of the Riemann zeta function.
14h1515h45 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
Speaker: Elena Montavan (Berkeley)
Title: On certain PEL type Shimura varieties.
 Thursday, October 23, 2003:
10h3012h00 McGill University, Burnside Hall Room 920
Speaker: Fabrizio Andreatta (University of Padova)
Title: Hensel's lemma for torsors and applications to the canonical subgroup
14h1515h45 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
Speaker: Alexandru Ghitza (CICMA)
Title: Siegel modular forms (mod p) and algebraic modular forms.
 Special Number Theory Talk:
Monday October 27, 10h30  12h00
Concordia University, LB5596
Speaker: John Conway (von Neumann Professor, Princeton University)
Title: Discrete groups and the Monster  and more
 Thursday, November 6, 2003:
10h3012h00 Université de Montréal, Pavillon AndréAisenstadt Room 6214
Speaker: Habiba Kadiri (CICMA)
Title: Zerofree regions for the Dirichlet Lfunctions
13h5515h25 Université de Montréal, Pavillon AndréAisenstadt Room 6214
Speaker: Gary Walsh (University of Ottawa)
Title: On the arithmetical structure of terms in Lucas
sequences
 Thursday, November 20, 2003:
10h3012h00 McGill University, Burnside Hall Room 920
Speaker: Stéphane Fischler
(Ecole Normale Supérieure)
Title: Interpolation on algebraic groups.
14h1515h45 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
PSpeaker: Payman Kassaei (CICMA)
Title: Families of modular forms on Shimura curves.
16h1517h00 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
Speaker: Jack Sonn (Technion)
Title: Abelian extensions of number fields with constant local
degrees.
 Thursday, December 4, 2003:
10h3012h00 Université de Montréal, Pavillon AndréAisenstadt Room 6214
Speaker: Gil Alon (CICMA)
Title: Calculations on the cohomology of padic symmetric spaces and their
associated buildings.
13h5515h25 Université de Montréal, Pavillon AndréAisenstadt Room 6214
Speaker: Ambrus Pal (CICMA)
Title: On the torsion of the MordellWeil group of
Drinfeld modular curves
 Thursday, December 18, 2003:
THIS SEMINAR WAS CANCELLED.
Winter 2004
 Thursday, January 8, 2004:
10h3012h00 McGill University, Burnside Hall Room 920
Speaker: JeanFrancois Mestre (Université Paris 7)
Title: Relèvements d'extensions galoisiennes
14h1515h45 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
Speaker: Peter Clark (CICMA)
Title: The periodindex problem and its applications
to horizontal growth of the ShafarevichTate group
16h1517h00 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
Speaker: Sandor Kovacs (Washington)
Title: Nowhere vanishing oneforms and Kodaira dimension
 Thursday, January 22, 2004:
THIS SEMINAR WILL TAKE PLACE IN BURLINGTON, VERMONT.
AM  Speaker: Harold Stark (UCSD)
Title: Class numbers and Siegel zeroes
PM  Speaker: Carl Pomerance (Dartmouth College)
Title: Primality testing after Agrawal, Kayal and Saxena.
PM  Speaker: Henri Darmon (McGill)
Title: Hida families and rational points on elliptic curves
 Thursday, February 5, 2004:
10h3012h00 McGill University, Burnside Hall Room 920
Speaker: Cam Stewart (Waterloo)
Title: Irregularities of distribution and
pseudorandom sequences
14h1515h45 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
PSpeaker: Peter Schneider (Muenster University / University of Chicago)
Title: Duality for locally analytic representations
16h1517h00 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
PM  Speaker: Igor Shparlinski (Macquarie University)
Title: Prime divisors of shifted factorials
 Thursday, February 19, 2004:
10h3012h00 McGill University, Burnside Hall Room 920
Speaker: Greg Martin (UBC)
Title: The Mobius function to the rescue
14h1515h45 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
Speaker: David Savitt (CICMA)
Title: A conjecture of Conrad, Diamond, and Taylor
 Thursday, March 4, 2004:
10h3012h00 McGill University, Burnside Hall Room 920
Speaker: Kiran Kedlaya (MIT)
Title: Monodromy of families of padic differential equations
14h1515h45 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
Speaker: Scott Ahlgren (Urbana)
Title: Coefficients of halfintegral weight modular forms modulo prime powers
16h1517h00 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
Speaker: June Zhu (McMaster)
Title: Limit behavior for Zetafunctions of
generic ArtinSchreier curves
 Thursday, March 18, 2004:
10h3012h00 McGill University, Burnside Hall Room 920
Speaker: Ben Green (Cambridge)
Title: The restriction phenomenon in number theory
14h1515h45 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
Speaker: Michael Bennett (UBC)
Title: Powers in Recurrence Sequences
 Thursday, April 1, 2004:
10h3012h00 McGill University, Burnside Hall Room 920
Speaker: Alan Lauder (Oxford)
Title: Rigid cohomology and padic point counting
14h1515h45 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
Speaker: Nike Vatsal (UBC)
Title: Local behaviour of ordinary representations
16h1517h00 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
Speaker: Eyal Goren (McGill)
Title: Class invariants and units for quartic CM fields
 Thursday, April 8, 2004:
10h3012h00 McGill University, Burnside Hall Room 920
Speaker: Lucien Szpiro (CUNY)
Title: Mahler measure for dynamical systems
14h1515h45 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
Speaker: Eric Urban (Columbia)
Title: The Eigenvariety for reductive groups G having discrete series
16h1517h00 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
Speaker: Keith Conrad (Connecticut)
Title: Variation of Root Numbers
 Thursday, April 15, 2004:
10h3012h00 McGill University, Burnside Hall Room 920
Speaker: Gordan Savin (Utah)
Title: What is a minimal representation?
14h1515h45 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
Speaker: Fernando Rodrigues Villegas (Texas)
Title: On the Epolynomial of a certain character variety
16h1517h00 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
Speaker: Robert Osburn (Queens)
Title: Congruences for traces of singular moduli
 Thursday, April 29, 2004:
10h3012h00 McGill University, Burnside Hall Room 920
Speaker: MeiChu Chang (UC Riverside)
Title: On sum and product sets
14h1515h45 Concordia University, Library Building Room 540
Speaker: Chandrashekhar Khare (Utah)
Title: Limits of padic Galois representations