PROGRAM IN ALGEBRA, NUMBER THEORY,
AND COMBINATORICS 2008-09
During the year 2008-09, the
year long Program in Algebra, Number Theory, and Combinatorics
(ANTC) will focus on Quadratic and Higher Degree Forms,
areas which have seen dramatic progress in recent years most notably
by Manjul Bhargava (Princeton).
The program will be highlighted by two conferences. Both conferences
are being funded by the
National Science Foundation (PI: Krishnaswami Alladi;
CoPI: Pham Huu Tiep).
Workshop and Conference on
Quadratic Forms, Sums of Squares, Theta Functions
and Integral Lattices, March 7 - 15, 2009.
Organizers - Krishnaswami Alladi, George Andrews, Alex Berkovich, Frank Garvan
and Pham Tiep.
The Student Workshop will be from Sat, Mar 7 to Tue, Mar 10.
Professor Jonathan Hanke (University of Georgia)
will be the Principal Instructor for the Student
Workshop. He will give
FOUR LECTURES ON QUADRATIC FORMS,
one each morning. His lectures will be supplemented
by Professor Hershel Farkas (Hebrew University,
Jerusalem) who will lecture on theta functions on two
of the afternoons, and by Professor Roger Baker
(Brigham Young University) who will give the two
remaining afternoon lectures at the Workshop.
The Conference on Quadratic Forms, Sums of Squares,
Theta Functions and Integral Lattices will be from
Wed, Mar 11 to Sun, Mar 15.
Akshay Venkatesh (Stanford University) will deliver
Erdos Colloquium on Wed, Mar 11, 2009,
at 5:00 pm as one of the featured talks of the conference.
Another highlight of the 2008-09 Program in ANTC is
Ramanujan Colloquium by Dorian Goldfeld
(Columbia University) on Mon, Feb 23, 2009 at 4:00 pm
(note date change).
This will be followed by two
Number Theory Seminar
by Professor Goldfeld on Tue, Feb 24 and Wed, Feb 25.
The Ramanujan Colloquium is sponsored by Prof. George
Andrews (Penn State University).
Visit of George Andrews: Evan Pugh Professor
George Andrews (Penn State University) will be visiting
from January 25 to March 31, 2009. He will give talks in
the Number Theory Seminar
during Feb 2009 and an hour lecture
at the March 2009 conference.
4pm, Tuesday, April 14: Center for Applied Math (CAM) Colloquium
by Bertram Kostant (MIT) on
Some exotic finite subgroups of E8 and certain
8-degree cyclotomic polynomials
on Higher Degree Forms,
May 21-23, 2009.
Organizers - Krishnaswami Alladi and Pham Tiep.
Professor Manjul Bhargava who has done path
breaking work on composition laws for higher
degree forms, will give a series of (three to
four) one hour lectures at the conference
to provide core content that will be very
helpful to graduate students and young
researchers moving into the field.
For an update list of speakers see the
Manjul Bhargava is a consultant for both conferences.
Both conferences are being funded by the National Science Foundation.
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