Philadelphia Area Number Theory Seminar • Spring 2015

This is the Spring 2015 schedule for the Philadelphia Area Number Theory Seminar.

The seminar meets most Wednesdays on Bryn Mawr's beautiful campus, easy to reach from any of Philly's campuses by car or train. The talk is from 2:40-4PM in Park 328, preceded by tea at 2:20PM in the math lounge. The seminar is currently organized by Djordje Milićević at Bryn Mawr College.

Current and past seminars

Schedule of talks

Spring 2015

Date Speaker / Title of Talk


January 28

Michael Magee (Institute for Advanced Study)

Zero sets of Hecke polynomials on the sphere


February 4

Byungchul Cha (Muhlenberg College)

Bias in prime numbers for elliptic curves over function fields


February 11

Karen Taylor (Bronx Community College, CUNY)

Hyperbolic Fourier expansions of modular forms and hyperbolic Poincaré series


February 18

Florian Sprung (Princeton University)

On the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture in Towers of Number Fields


February 25

Brett Frankel (University of Pennsylvania)

Counting Points on Representation Varieties


March 4-11

Spring break


March 18

Xiaoheng Jerry Wang (Princeton University)

Pencils of quadrics and the arithmetic of hyperelliptic curves


March 25

Scott T. Parsell (West Chester University)

Simultaneous additive equations


April 1

Ellen Eischen (The University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill)

Modular forms, congruences, and applications


April 8

Beth Malmskog (Villanova University)

Picard Curves with Good Reduction away from p = 3


April 15

Dianbin Bao (Temple University)

On an additive function


April 22

In place of the regular seminar meeting, Penn Mathematics Colloquium (University of Pennsylvania, DRL A6):

Jordan Ellenberg (University of Wisconsin), Furstenberg sets and Furstenberg schemes over finite fields


April 29

Djordje Milićević (Bryn Mawr College)

Non-vanishing of L-functions in Galois orbits

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