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October 2019

Automorphic p-adic L-functions and regulators

nt.number-theory
2019-10-14 through 2019-10-18
University of Lille
Lille; France

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Mladen Dimitrov

Description

The aim of this workshop is to provide an overview of recent developments in theory of p-adic L-functions associated to automorphic representations, covering both the construction of p-adic L-functions, and their relations to Euler systems in Galois cohomology via regulator maps. The workshop will consist of three mini-courses, aimed at younger researchers, and more specialised individual lectures.

There will be three mini-courses, each consisting of four lectures, on the following topics:

Construction of p-adic L-functions for automorphic forms on GL(2n), using the automorphic modular symbols introduced in work of Dimitrov Construction of p-adic L-functions for GSp(4), using Pilloni’s higher Hida theory evalulation of global cohomology classes under the syntomic regulator, using the methods of Darmon—Rotger. The other talks will explore connections of these topics with other related areas of current research, such as Iwasawa theory, the theory of Hecke varieties and the theory of L-invariants.

Modularity and Moduli Spaces

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2019-10-20 through 2019-10-25
Casa Matemática Oaxaca
Oaxaca; Mexico

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

Modularity. Until relatively recently, the celebrated Taylor--Wiles method for establishing the automorphy of Galois representations carried several significant limitations. First, the method applied only to Galois representations expected to come from cohomological automorphic forms of regular weight. For classical modular forms this excludes the case of weight 1 forms. Second, the locally symmetric space in whose cohomology the automorphic form is expected to arise was required to be an algebraic variety (a Shimura variety). This excludes for instance the case of elliptic curves over imaginary quadratic fields, where the locally symmetric space is 3-dimensional, and so cannot even admit a complex structure. Finally, in the absence of results towards Serre's conjecture on the modularity of mod p Galois representations, the Taylor--Wiles method generally only establishes the potential automorphy of Galois representations, i.e., automorphy after a finite base change.

In a major breakthrough, Calegari--Geraghty have introduced a derived version of the Taylor--Wiles method which has the potential to remove the first two of these restrictions. To realize the potential of the Calegari--Geraghty method requires overcoming a number of significant challenges in the theory of automorphic forms and the arithmetic of Shimura varieties. For instance one needs to know the existence of Galois representations attached to torsion classes in the cohomology of locally symmetric spaces, as well as strong forms of local-global compatibility for those representations. Scholze [SchTorsion] (and independently Boxer [Boxer] in some special cases) has addressed the former, and work of Cariani--Scholze [CS] on the vanishing of torsion in the cohomology of non-compact Shimura varieties has made progress towards the latter. These advances already have remarkable applications, such as the proof of potential modularity of elliptic curves over imaginary quadratic fields, as well as the Sato--Tate conjecture for such curves [tenauthor].

In addition to examining these many important developments, the workshop will contemplate possible future improvements to the Calegari--Geraghty method, such as may come from incorporating the derived deformation theory of Galatius--Venkatesh [GV]. We will also explore the prospects for proving actual (rather than potential) modularity of elliptic curves over some CM fields. Another expected topic is work in progress by Boxer--Calegari--Gee--Pilloni on the potential automorphy of abelian surfaces, using the Calegari--Geraghty method, as well as Pilloni's ``higher Hida theory'' for coherent cohomology of Shimura varieties [Pilloni].

Moduli of Galois representations. In ongoing work, Emerton and Gee are constructing moduli stacks which parameterize p-adic Galois representations arising from p-adic local fields. In the classical deformation theory of Galois representations, one considers formal families of deformations of a fixed mod p Galois representation; in contrast, the Emerton--Gee stacks admit non-constant families of mod p Galois representations, raising the possibility of arguing by interpolating between them. Furthermore, thanks to the global geometry of these spaces one has more algebro-geometric tools at one's disposal to study them.

The Emerton--Gee moduli stacks are built out of moduli spaces of integral p-adic Hodge theory data. Several incarnations of p-adic Hodge theory play a role in constructing and understanding these spaces, including Breuil-Kisin modules, Wach modules, and Tong Liu's (ϕ,Gˆ)-modules. Understanding how these different theories interact should a play an important role in the further development of this field. There remains many open questions about these stacks. What are the components of the special fiber? Are they normal? Cohen--Macaulay? What kind of singularities do they have? What is the structure of the line bundles/coherent sheaves on these spaces? Answers to these questions would have broad implications for modularity and the p-adic Langlands program.

The geometry of the Emerton--Gee stacks is closely linked to the Breuil--M\'ezard conjecture, which first arose in the context of attempt to generalize the Taylor--Wiles method. This conjecture measures the complexity of local Galois deformation rings (i.e., the versal deformation rings at closed points of Emerton--Gee stacks) in terms of the modular representation theory of GLn;\ understanding the geometry of local deformation spaces is essential for proving modularity lifting theorems. The Breuil--M\'ezard conjecture is in turn closely connected to the so-called weight part of Serre's conjecture, which can be viewed as a step towards the conjectural p-adic local Langlands correspondence.

For example, Caraiani--Emerton--Gee--Savitt [CEGS] are able to use known results about the geometric Breuil--M\'ezard conjecture and the weight part of Serre's conjecture for GL2 to analyze the irreducible components of certain Emerton--Gee stacks and relate them to the modular representation theory of GL2. The moduli stack perspective has also already played a role in the proof of the weight part of Serre's conjecture in generic situations in higher dimensions [LLLM1, LLLM2] and in on-going work of Emerton--Gee on the existence of crystalline lifts of mod p representations.

Despite considerable progress (e.g.\ [Herzig, GHS]), there still is no unconditional statement of the weight part of Serre's conjecture beyond the case of GL2. The Emerton-Gee moduli stack may be helpful for understanding this conjecture, as illustrated by the work of [CEGS]. One objective of the workshop will be to formulate an unconditional weight part of Serre's conjecture in terms of the Emerton-Gee stack, and to understand how such a conjecture relates to modular representation theory and to the Breuil-M\'ezard conjecture.

Finally, there are already tantalizing hints, for instance the work of [EGS] proving Breuil's local-global compatibility conjecture for types in the p-adic Langlands program, that the Emerton--Gee moduli stacks will play an important role in future developments on the modularity of Galois representations. However, this avenue is as yet largely unexplored. Another goal of this workshop is to bring together leading experts involved in these two strands of research in order to explore the possible synergies between them.

Local models for Galois deformation spaces. Although the two flavors of moduli spaces (Shimura varieties, Galois deformation spaces) that we have contemplated in this proposal are rather different, Kisin [Kis09a] observed that there is a surprising and fundamental relation between them:\ namely, their singularities are both modeled by relatively simpler moduli spaces called local models of Shimura varieties. These local models have been studied extensively in the context arithmetic of Shimura varieties, so that much is known about their geometry. Kisin's observation led to improved modularity lifting theorems, which in turn played a key role in the eventual proof of Serre's original conjecture for GL2/Q.

Beyond dimension two, in order to study regular weight Galois deformation spaces, there is an additional condition which comes from a subtle analogue of Griffiths transverality in p-adic Hodge theory. In [LLLM1,LLLM2], Le--Le Hung--Levin--Morra give explicit presentations for certain potentially crystalline deformation rings with Hodge--Tate weights (0,1,2) by studying this Griffiths transversality condition, and as an application prove cases of the weight part of Serre's conjecture and other related conjectures in dimension three. In higher dimension, the connection with local models is weaker and does not capture the Griffiths transversality condition. Ongoing work of Le--Le Hung--Levin--Morra constructs local models for Galois deformation spaces in generic situations and will shed light on the structure of generic parts of the Emerton-Gee moduli stack. Further, there are mysterious connections between these local models and objects in geometric representation theory which have not yet been explored.

There are a number of parallels between the mod p and p-adic stories. A striking example of this is Breuil--Hellmann--Schraen's recent proof of a Breuil--M\'ezard type conjecture for locally analytic representations, which furthermore leads to a proof of the locally analytic socle conjecture of Breuil [BHS]. They study the geometry of a p-adic family of Galois representations called the trianguline variety. In another parallel to the mod p picture, they create a link between the geometry of these p-adic families to objects in geometric representation theory.

By sharing these new developments broadly with other experts in the field, the workshop aims to spur further development of connections between moduli of Galois representations and the geometry of (generalized) local models, and of parallels between the p-adic and mod p settings; and to contemplate what the implications might be for the geometry of Emerton--Gee stacks.

Oberwolfach Seminar: Topological Cyclic Homology and Arithmetic

at.algebraic-topology kt.k-theory-and-homology nt.number-theory
2019-10-20 through 2019-10-26
Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach
Oberwolfach; Germany

Meeting Type: week-long meeting with talks by organizers and participants

Contact: Dustin Clausen, Lars Hesselholt, Akhil Mathew

Description

We organize an Oberwolfach Seminar on Topological Cyclic Homology and Arithmetic. The purpose of the seminar is to introduce the higher algebra refinements of determinant and trace, namely, algebraic K-theory and topological cyclic homology, along with their budding applications in arithmetic geometry and number theory. In particular, we will use these ingredients to build Clausen's Artin map from K-theory of locally compact topological R-modules to the dual of his Selmer K-theory of R, and explain that for R a finite, local, or global field, this implies Artin reciprocity. If you wish to participate, please follow the instructions described here to register at ag@mfo.de by August 11, 2019.

Illustrating Number Theory and Algebra

qa.quantum-algebra oa.operator-algebras ag.algebraic-geometry ac.commutative-algebra nt.number-theory ra.rings-and-algebras rt.representation-theory
2019-10-21 through 2019-10-25
ICERM
Providence, RI; USA

Meeting Type: workshop/conference

Contact: Katherine Stange

Description

The symbiotic relationship between the illustration of mathematics and mathematical research is now flowering in algebra and number theory. This workshop aims to both showcase and develop these connections, including the development of new visualization tools for algebra and number theory. Topics are wide-ranging, and include Apollonian circle packings and the illustration of the arithmetic of hyperbolic manifolds more generally, the visual exploration of the statistics of integer sequences, and the illustrative geometry of such objects as Gaussian periods and Fourier coefficients of modular forms. Other topics may include expander graphs, abelian sandpiles, and Diophantine approximation on varieties. We will also focus on diagrammatic algebras and categories such as Khovanov-Lauda-Rouquier algebras, Soergel bimodule categories, spider categories, and foam categories. The ability to visualize complicated relations diagrammatically has led to important advances in representation theory and knot theory in recent years.

Number Theory Series in Los Angeles

nt.number-theory
2019-10-26 through 2019-10-27
Occidental College
Los Angeles, CA ; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Jim Brown

Description

NTS-LA is a biannual regional number theory theory conference located in Los Angeles. While each meeting with feature two plenary talks by faculty and one plenary talk from a graduate student from outside of Southern California, the majority of talks will consist of 20 minute contributed talks. The purpose of these meetings is to establish a community of people interested in number theory in Southern California, to allow faculty at institutions that do not have funds for regular seminars to attend high-quality research talks, and to provide a friendly environment for students and faculty to present their research.

November 2019

Modular Forms, Arithmetic, and Women in Mathematics (MAAIM)

nt.number-theory
2019-11-01 through 2019-11-03
Emory University
Atlanta, GA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Lea Beneish, Hannah Larson, David Zureick-Brown

Description

The goals of this conference include facilitating interaction between modular forms and arithmetic geometry researchers, providing graduate students with an opportunity to present their work, and strengthening networks for mathematicians from underrepresented groups including but not limited to women.

On the evening of the second day of the conference (November 2), we plan to have a reception with a public lecture by Professor Raman Parimala, followed by a showing of the CWM film “Journeys of Women in Mathematics.” Talks and registration will be held at Emory University's Mathematics and Science Center (rooms E208, W201, and the Atrium).

Analytic Number Theory

nt.number-theory
2019-11-03 through 2019-11-09
MFO
Oberwolfach; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Prime Numbers, Determinism and Pseudorandomness

co.combinatorics nt.number-theory
2019-11-04 through 2019-11-08
CIRM
Luminy; France

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The recent results of Green and Tao on the existence of arbitrarily long arithmetic progressions of prime numbers have showed the strength of the interactions between combinatorics, number theory and dynamical systems. Other advances, like the results of Bourgain, Green, Tao, Sarnak and Ziegler on the randomness principle for the Möbius function, the resolution of the Gelfond conjectures concerning the sum of digits of prime and square numbers, as well as those of Golston, Pintz and Yildirim and then Zhang and Maynard on small gaps between primes, the recent results of Pintz on the existence of arbitrarily long arithmetic progressions of generalized twin prime numbers show the vitality of this domain of research. The difficulty of the transition from the representation of an integer in a number system to its multiplicative representation (as a product of prime factors) is at the source of many important open problems in mathematics and computer science. The conference will be devoted to the study of independence between the multiplicative properties of integers and various ”deterministic” functions, i. e. functions produced by a dynamical system of zero entropy or defined using a simple algorithm. This area is developing very fast at international level and the conference will be an opportunity to help to develop techniques that were recently introduced to study of relations between prime numbers, polynomial sequences and finite automata, the study of the pseudorandom properties of certain arithmetic sequences and the search of prime numbers in deterministic sequences. This goal is related to several recent works by Bourgain, Green, Sarnak, Tao and others concerning the orthogonality of the Möbius function with deterministic sequences and obtaining prime number theorems for these sequences.

p-adic cohomology and arithmetic geometry 2019

nt.number-theory ag.algebraic-geometry
2019-11-11 through 2019-11-15
Tohoku University
Sendai; Japan

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Front Range Number Theory Day

nt.number-theory
2019-11-16 through 2019-11-16
Colorado State University
Fort Collins, Colorado; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Ozlem Ejder, Sarah Arpin, Hanson Smith

Description

This will be the third installment of Front Range Number Theory Day, held in the Fall and Spring semesters of each academic year. This is a day-long conference at Colorado State University, sponsored by the CSU Mathematics Department, CU Center for Number Theory, the CU Research and Innovation Office, and (pending) NSF.

Our speakers this year will be: David Grant (CU Boulder), Padmavathi Srinivasan (UGA), and John Voight (Dartmouth).

Registered participants are invited to give a five minute lightning talk about their research. Register through the link on our website.

Conference on Modern Analysis & Applications – An International Meet (CMAA-2019)

ca.classical-analysis-and-odes cv.complex-variables ds.dynamical-systems fa.functional-analysis gn.general-topology na.numerical-analysis oa.operator-algebras
2019-11-16 through 2019-11-17
Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow (India)
Lucknow; India

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: S. Ahmad Ali

Description

Conference on Modern Analysis & Applications – An International Meet (CMAA-2019) is the 67th Annual Conference of Bharat Ganita Parishad. The conference is being organized by the Department of Mathematics & Computer Science, Babu Banarasi Das University, Lucknow The main objective of this conference is to provide forum for the researchers, eminent academicians, research scholar and students to exchange ideas, to communicate and discuss research findings and new advancements in varied branches of mathematical sciences and its impacts on other disciplines. The academic program of the conference shall include invited talks, mini talks and papers presentation sessions. The scope of CMAA-2019 shall be Modern Analysis and the related area and their applications mathematics and other sciences including those in industry. The topics to be covered, but not limited to, Analysis of Differential Equations (including Control theory, Fractional Calculus and Stochastic, PDEs), Dynamical Systems including Fluid Dynamics, Complex Analysis and Harmonic Analysis (including Potential theory, Harmonic Mappings and Quasi-Conformal Mappings), Topology, Fourier and Wavelet Analysis, Approximation Theory, Modern Methods of Summability and Approximation, Inverse Problems and Non-linear Analysis, Matrix Analysis, Operator Theory and Function Spaces, Orthogonal Polynomials and Special Functions, Global Analysis including Index Theory, Mathematical Modeling and Computational mathematical analysis. CMAA-2019 is expected to serve an excellent platform to inculcate research interest among young minds on in the areas to be covered in the conference.

Birational Geometry, Kahler-Einstein Metrics and Degenerations

ag.algebraic-geometry cv.complex-variables
2019-11-18 through 2019-11-22
Institute for Basic Science
Pohang; South Korea

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Julius Ross

Description

none

Oregon Number Theory Days

nt.number-theory
2019-11-23 through 2019-11-23
University of Oregon
Eugene, Oregon; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Shabnam Akhtari

Description

none

December 2019

Rational Points on Higher Dimensional Varieties

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2019-12-02 through 2019-12-06
RIMS Kyoto University
Kyoto; Japan

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Sho Tanimoto

Description

Visit the conference website for more info.

Zeta Functions

nt.number-theory
2019-12-02 through 2019-12-06
CIRM
Luminy; France

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

Zeta functions are ubiquitous objects in Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry. They are analytic, algebraic, or combinatorial in nature. Families of zeta functions (or more generally of L-functions) naturally appear in a broad variety of active research fields e.g. au- tomorphic forms and Artin representations, Drinfeld modules, arithmetic dynamics, abelian varieties over global fields, inequities in the distribution of sequences indexed by prime num- bers or more generally by places of global fields...

The main purpose of the “Zeta functions” conference is to gather experts of the theoretical and computational branches of number theory and arithmetic geometry together with students and young researchers to have them interact and explore further the richness of the information encoded by zeta and L-functions. Our conference proposal aims at synthesizing complementary points of view coming from distant fields: the analytic approach in the classical theory of zeta and L-functions, the theory of Artin L-functions in connection with the Langlands program, zeta and L-functions coming from arithmetic geometry in the spirit of the Weil conjectures, zeta functions arising in dynamics...

One of the original aspects of the project lies in the interaction between theoretical considerations and numerical and algorithmic features for diverse families of zeta and L-functions. Rather than a meeting meant for experts in a particular topic we will put the emphasis on the exchange of ideas between people coming from related fields in Number Theory and on inviting young researchers and students to further pursue the study of these interactions that have already proven fruitful and that we believe are still very promising.

A2C: Algebra, Codes and Cryptography. International Conference in honor of Prof. Mamadou Sangharé

ac.commutative-algebra ag.algebraic-geometry co.combinatorics it.information-theory ra.rings-and-algebras
2019-12-05 through 2019-12-07
Cheikh Anta Diop University
Dakar; Senegal

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Laila Mesmoudi

Description

The first Algebra, Codes and Cryptography conference will be held in Dakar, Senegal on Thursday to Saturday, December 5-7, 2019. The conference aims to provide a forum for researchers from all over the world to present results and exchange ideas on topics in Non-Associative Algebra, Non-commutative Algebra, Cryptology, Coding Theory and Information Security.

2019 CMS Winter Meeting

ac.commutative-algebra ag.algebraic-geometry at.algebraic-topology gm.general-mathematics
2019-12-06 through 2019-12-09
York University
Toronto, ON; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Patrick Ingram, Jane Heffernan, Sarah Watson

Description

The Canadian Mathematical Society (CMS) invites the mathematical community to the 2019 CMS Winter Meeting in Toronto, Ontario from December 6-9. All meeting activities are taking place at the Chelsea Hotel. Four days of awards, mini courses, prize lectures, plenary speakers, and scientific sessions. Early Bird Registration ends October 31st. Registration closes November 15. CMS invites all speakers to submit an abstract for their session or contributed paper. Note: You are now required to register for the meeting before you can submit an abstract. Grants are available to partially fund the travel and accommodation costs for bona fide graduate students at a Canadian or other university.

Symposium in Honor of Julia Robinson’s 100th Birthday

lo.logic nt.number-theory
2019-12-09 through 2019-12-09
MSRI
Berkeley, CA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

A Symposium on the occasion of Julia Robinson’s 100th birthday will be held on Monday December 9, 2019 at MSRI. Julia Robinson (1919-1985) was a leading mathematical logician of the twentieth century, and notably a first in many ways, including the first woman president of the American Mathematical Society and the first woman mathematician elected to membership in the National Academy of Sciences. Her most famous work, together with Martin Davis and Hilary Putnam, led to Yuri Matiyasevich's solution in the negative of Hilbert’s Tenth Problem, showing that there is no general algorithmic solution for Diophantine equations. She contributed in other topics as well. Her 1948 thesis linked the undecidability of the field of rational numbers to Godel’s proof of undecidability of the ring of integers. Confirmed participants in this day-long celebration of her work and of current mathematics insprired by her research include: Lenore Blum, who will give a public lecture, Lou van den Dries, Martin Davis, Kirsten Eisentrager, and Yuri Matiyasevich.

17th IMA International Conference on Cryptography and Coding

gm.general-mathematics
2019-12-16 through 2019-12-18
St. Anne's College, Oxford
Oxford; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Pamela Bye

Description

The mathematical theory and practice of both cryptography and coding underpins the provision of effective security and reliability for data communication, processing and storage. This seventeenth International Conference in an established and successful IMA series on the theme of "Cryptography and Coding" solicits original research papers on all technical aspects of cryptography and coding are solicited for submission. Submissions are welcome on any cryptographic or coding-theoretic topic including, but not limited to:

  • Foundational theory and mathematics;
  • The design, proposal, and analysis of cryptographic or coding primitives and protocols
  • Secure implementation and optimisation in hardware or software; and
  • Applied aspects of cryptography and coding. The proceedings will be published in Springer's Lecture Notes in Computer Science series, and will be available at the conference.

17th IMA International Conference on Cryptography and Coding

ac.commutative-algebra ag.algebraic-geometry co.combinatorics it.information-theory
2019-12-16 through 2019-12-18
St Anne’s College, University of Oxford
Oxford; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Conferences Department Institute of Mathematics and its Applications

Description

The mathematical theory and practice of both cryptography and coding underpins the provision of effective security and reliability for data communication, processing and storage. This seventeenth International Conference in an established and successful IMA series on the theme of “Cryptography and Coding” solicits both original research papers and presentations on all technical aspects of cryptography and coding.

Supergeometry, supersymmetry and quantization

ag.algebraic-geometry dg.differential-geometry mp.mathematical-physics qa.quantum-algebra
2019-12-16 through 2019-12-19
University of Luxembourg
Belval, Esch-Sûr-Alzette; Luxembourg

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Andrew Bruce

Description

The conference will bring researchers across both the fields of mathematics and physics together in order to discuss recently developed topics, on-going work and speculative new ideas within supergeometry and its applications in physics. This event offers a unique opportunity to unite physicists and mathematicians who share a common interest in supermathematics. There will be enough time available for discussions between the participants; a poster session for junior researchers will be organized. The main topics include:

  • Supermanifolds and their generalizations (e.g., superschemes, color supermanifolds, noncommutative supergeometry...)
  • Super Lie groups and Lie superalgebras
  • Supergeometric methods in physics
  • Geometric aspects of supersymmetric field theories, superstrings, and supergravity
  • Mathematical aspects of the BV-BRST formalism

List of confirmed speakers: · Glenn Barnich (Université Libre de Bruxelles) · José Miguel Figueroa-O'Farrill (University of Edinburgh) · Rita Fioresi (University of Bologna) · Janusz Grabowski (Polish Academy of Sciences, Warsaw) · Richard Kerner (Sorbonne University) · Hovhannes Khudaverdyan (University of Manchester) · Alexei Kotov (University of Hradec Kralove) · Dimitry Leites (Stockholm University) · Yuri Manin (Max Planck Institute for Mathematics, Bonn) · Sergei Merkulov (University of Luxembourg) · Ruben Mkrtchyan (Yerevan Physics Institute) · Valentin Ovsienko (CNRS, Reims) · Ivan Penkov (Jacobs University Bremen) · Jian Qiu (University of Uppsala) · Vladimir Salnikov (CNRS, La Rochelle) · Urs Schreiber (NYU Abu Dhabi and Czech Acedemy, Prague) · Albert Schwarz (University of California, Davis) · Ekaterina Shemyakova (University of Minneapolis) · Francesco Toppan (Brazilian Center for Physics Research, Rio de Janeiro) · Luca Vitagliano (University of Salerno) · Alexander Voronov (University of Minnesota) · Ted Voronov (University of Manchester) Scientific Committee:

Andrew Bruce (University of Luxembourg), Steven Duplij (University of Münster), Janusz Grabowski (Polish Academy of Sciences), Norbert Poncin (University of Luxembourg), Ted Voronov (University of Manchester) Organizing Committee:

Andrew Bruce (University of Luxembourg), Eduardo Ibargüengoytia (University of Luxembourg) .

West Coast Number Theory Conference

nt.number-theory
2019-12-16 through 2019-12-20
Asilomar Conference Center
Pacific Grove, CA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

Hello Number Theorists,

Please join us for the 50th anniversary edition of the West Coast Number Theory Conference, to be held Dec 16-20, 2019, where it all began back in 1969:

Asilomar Conference Grounds
Pacific Grove, CA
http://westcoastnumbertheory.org

The early registration rate for students, postdocs, and retirees is $75; for all others it is $100. Early registration ends November 1, 2019, after which registration will increase by $25. Financial assistance is available for those who need it.

Full details on registration and accommodations can be found here on the website.

We hope you can make a special effort to come celebrate with us in December!

January 2020

K-Theory, Algebraic Cycles and Motivic Homotopy Theory

ag.algebraic-geometry mp.mathematical-physics nt.number-theory
2020-01-06 through 2020-06-30
Isaac Newton Institute
Cambridge; UK

Meeting Type: thematic research program

Contact: see conference website

Description

The programme will focus on the areas of Algebraic K-theory, Algebraic Cycles and Motivic Homotopy Theory. These are fields at the heart of studying algebraic varieties from a cohomological point of view, which have applications to several other fields like Arithmetic Geometry, Hodge theory and Mathematical Physics.

It was in the 1960s that Grothendieck first observed that the various cohomology theories for algebraic varieties shared common properties, which led him to explain the underlying kinship of such cohomology theories in terms of a universal motivic cohomology theory of algebraic varieties. The theory of Algebraic Cycles, Higher Algebraic K-theory, and Motivic Homotopy Theory are modern versions of Grothendieck's legacy. In recent years it has seen some spectacular developments, on which we want to build further.

The programme will also specifically explore the connections between the following areas:

Algebraic K-theory, Motivic Cohomology, and Motivic Homotopy Theory;
Hodge theory, Periods, Regulators, and Arithmetic Geometry;
Mathematical Physics.

For this, we shall bring together mathematicians working on different aspects of this broad area for extended periods of time, promoting exchange of ideas and stimulating further progress.

During the programme there will be four workshops. At the very beginning, there will be a workshop aimed at giving a younger generation of mathematicians an overview of and introduction to this interesting, but broad area. Later there will be a workshop for each of the three areas listed above, aimed at the latest developments and applications of that area.

Simons Collaboration on Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation Annual Meeting

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-01-09 through 2020-01-10
Simons Foundation
New York, NY; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The 2020 Simons Collaboration on Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory & Computation Annual Meeting will focus on three main themes:

  • Development and organization of software and databases supporting research in number theory and arithmetic geometry
  • Fundamental research in arithmetic geometry inspired by computation and leading to new algorithms
  • Explorations of L-functions, modular forms, and Galois representations with elegant and unusual properties

Lattices: Algorithms, Complexity and Cryptography

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-01-14 through 2020-05-15
Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing
Berkeley, CA; USA

Meeting Type: thematic program

Contact: see conference website

Description

The study of integer lattices serves as a bridge between number theory and geometry and has for centuries received the attention of illustrious mathematicians including Lagrange, Gauss, Dirichlet, Hermite and Minkowski. In computer science, lattices made a grand appearance in 1982 with the celebrated work of Lenstra, Lenstra and Lovász, who developed the celebrated LLL algorithm to find short vectors in integer lattices. The role of lattices in cryptography has been equally, if not more, revolutionary and dramatic, playing first a destructive role as a potent tool for breaking cryptosystems, and later as a new way to realize powerful and game-changing notions such as fully homomorphic encryption. These exciting developments over the last two decades have taken us on a journey through such diverse areas as quantum computation, learning theory, Fourier analysis and algebraic number theory.

We stand today at a turning point in the study of lattices. The promise of practical lattice-based cryptosystems together with their apparent quantum-resistance is generating a tremendous amount of interest in deploying these schemes at internet scale. However, before lattice cryptography goes live, we need major advances in understanding the hardness of lattice problems that underlie the security of these cryptosystems. Significant, ground-breaking progress on these questions requires a concerted effort by researchers from many different areas: (algebraic) number theory, (quantum) algorithms, optimization, cryptography and coding theory.

The goal of the proposed special semester is to bring together experts in these areas in order to attack some of the main outstanding open questions, and to discover new connections between lattices, computer science, and mathematics. The need to thoroughly understand the computational landscape and cryptographic capabilities of lattice problems is greater now than ever, given the possibility that secure communication on the internet and secure collaboration on the cloud might soon be powered by lattices.

Atelier PARI/GP 2020

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-01-20 through 2020-01-24
Institut Fourier
Grenoble; France

Meeting Type: software development workshop

Contact: see conference website

Description

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Combinatorial Algebra meets Algebraic Combinatorics 2020

ac.commutative-algebra ag.algebraic-geometry co.combinatorics
2020-01-24 through 2020-01-26
Dalhousie University
Halifax, NS; Canada

Meeting Type: Conference

Contact: Susan Cooper, Sara Faridi, Mayada Shahada, Daniele Turchetti

Description

This workshop is the 17th in a series of weekend workshops that bring together the mathematical community sharing interests in algebraic combinatorics, commutative algebra and combinatorial algebraic geometry.

Invited Speakers

Chris Francisco (Oklahoma State University) Ezra Miller (Duke University) Stephanie van Willigenburg (University of British Columbia) Josephine Yu (Georgia Institute of Technology) (tentative)

Call for papers:

If you would like to give a talk at this conference, please send titles and abstracts to Sara Faridi (faridi@dal.ca) by November 15, 2019.

February 2020

International Conference on Recent Advances in Applied Mathematics 2020 (ICRAAM2020)

gm.general-mathematics
2020-02-04 through 2020-02-06
Universiti Putra Malaysia
Kuala Lumpur; Malaysia

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Nur Sumirah

Description

Welcome to the International Conference on Recent Advances in Applied Mathematics 2020 (ICRAAM2020). Universiti Putra Malaysia through the Institute for Mathematical Research (INSPEM) with the Department of Mathematics, COMSATS University, Islamabad, Pakistan are delighted to co-organise ICRAAM2020. The conference will be held from 4 - 6 February 2020, in the vibrant city of Kuala Lumpur, the capital of Malaysia. We will be working towards a fruitful conference where there is fertile exchange of information on the latest findings in applied mathematics.

New Connections in Representation Theory

rt.representation-theory
2020-02-10 through 2020-02-14
Sunshine Coast, QLD; Australia

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Peter McNamara

Description

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Workshop on Galois Representations

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-02-10 through 2020-02-14
Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ)
RIO DE JANEIRO; Brazil

Meeting Type: workshop

Contact: aftab pande

Description

Summer workshop on Galois Representations

As part of the 2020 summer program at UFRJ, we are organizing a one week workshop on Galois Representations at UFRJ.

Dates: 10 - 14 February 2020.

Location: Instituto de Matemática, Universidade Federal do Rio de Janeiro (UFRJ).

Program: 1 mini course in the morning and 2 research talks in the afternoons by junior researchers (preferably from South America).

A CIMPA research school on Group Actions in Arithmetic and Geometry

nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-02-17 through 2020-02-28
Gadjah Mada University
Yogyakarta, Indonesia; Indonesia

Meeting Type: Cimpa research school

Contact: Valerio Talamanca

Description

The concept of a group is central to essentially all of modern mathematics. In Number theory and geometry, where groups take central stage in various shapes such as symmetry groups, Galois groups, fundamental groups, reflection groups and permutation groups, the conceptual unification that it provides is most strikingly illustrated. The School will help the students acquiring a good background on the Langlands program, which, after all, is about relations between symmetries in geometry, analysis and number theory. In this school, we present groups and the natural objects they act on in a variety of arithmetic and geometric contexts. Special emphasis will be given to concrete examples, and practical and computational aspects of groups and their actions will be stressed. The topics to be treated include finite fields, coding theory, covering spaces, representation theory, modular forms and Galois theory.

March 2020

Equivariant Stable Homotopy Theory and p-adic Hodge Theory

ag.algebraic-geometry at.algebraic-topology nt.number-theory
2020-03-01 through 2020-03-06
Banff, AB; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Banff International Research Station will host the "Equivariant Stable Homotopy Theory and p-adic Hodge Theory" workshop in Banff from March 1 to March 06, 2020.

Algebraic topology has had a long and fruitful collaboration with algebraic geometry, with each providing techniques and problems to the other. This workshop is aimed at an exciting, evolving incarnation of this story: applications of equivariant stable homotopy to number theory. Recent work on the foundations of equivariant stable homotopy theory (starting with the Hill--Hopkins--Ravenel work on the Kervaire invariant one problem) and Lurie's development of the foundations of ''derived algebraic geometry'' now allows systematic exploration and organization of ''equivariant derived algebraic geometry''. This allows us to do ordinary algebraic geometry in commutative ring spectra.

New foundations in this area have been spectacularly applied to phenomena seen in the trace methods approach to computing algebraic K -theory. For instance, although the theory of equivariant commutative ring spectra was described decades ago, few of the subtleties in the theory were understood or explored. The modern approaches to computing algebraic K-groups step through equivariant commutative ring spectra via the natural S1-action on topological Hochschild homology. Ongoing and transformative work by Bhatt--Morrow-Scholze in p-adic Hodge theory uses cyclotomic spectra and therefore subtle equivariant information. This workshop, at the vanguard of work in this area, seeks to bring together experts in algebraic topology, (derived) algebraic geometry, and number theory to explore these exciting new connections.

Arizona Winter School 2020: Nonabelian Chabauty

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-03-07 through 2020-03-11
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ; USA

Meeting Type: winter school

Contact: see conference website

Description

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Topics in Category Theory: A Spring School

ag.algebraic-geometry at.algebraic-topology ct.category-theory lo.logic
2020-03-11 through 2020-03-13
International Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Edinburgh; UK

Meeting Type: Spring School

Contact: Guy Boyde (Southampton), Aryan Ghobadi (QMUL), Emily Roff (Edinburgh)

Description

This Spring School will gather together PhD students and junior researchers who use category-theoretic ideas or techniques in their research. It will provide a forum to learn about important themes in contemporary category theory, both from experts and from each other.

Three invited speakers will each present a three-hour mini-course, accessible to non-specialists, introducing an area of active research. There will also be short talks contributed by PhD students and postdocs, and a poster session.

The focus of the Spring School is on aspects of pure category theory as they interact with research in other areas of algebra, geometry, topology and logic. Any "categorical thinker" - that is, any mathematician whose work makes use of categorical ideas - is welcome to participate.

Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-03-16 through 2020-03-20
TU Darmstadt
Darmstadt; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

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Interactions between group theory, number theory, combinatorics and geometry

co.combinatorics gr.group-theory nt.number-theory
2020-03-16 through 2020-03-20
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Cambridge; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

Finite group theory has very close connections with many areas of mathematics and other sciences. It has been very useful in solving major problems in these areas; in turn, many problems originated outside of group theory have impacted the field. In this workshop, the focus will be on problems that have influenced group theory significantly, and also where group theory has led to fundamental advances. Most especially we will focus on number theory, combinatorics, and geometry.

Higher Dimensional Algebraic Geometry--An event in honor of Prof. Shokurov's 70th Birthday

ag.algebraic-geometry
2020-03-16 through 2020-03-22
Johns Hopkins University
BALTIMORE, Maryland; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Jingjun Han

Description

Organizing Committee: Caucher Birkar (University of Cambridge), Christopher Hacon (the University of Utah), Chenyang Xu (M.I.T.) with help from Jingjun Han (Johns Hopkins University).

Principal Japanese Organizers: Keiji Oguiso (University of Tokyo), Shunsuke Takagi (University of Tokyo).

This one year long program at Johns Hopkins University will feature 3 graduate-level courses, one conference, three Kempf lectures, three Monroe H. Martin lectures, several colloquiums and weekly seminars.

Tentative schedule for the conference: March 16--22, 2020.

Arithmetic groups and 3-manifolds

at.algebraic-topology gn.general-topology gr.group-theory gt.geometric-topology nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-03-23 through 2020-03-27
University of Hagen
Hagen; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Haluk Sengun

Description

Arithmetic groups provide a fruitful link between various areas, such as geometry, topology, representation theory and number theory. Methods from geometry and topology hinge on the fact that arithmetic groups are lattices in Lie groups, whereas the theory of automorphic forms establishes a connection to representation theory and number theory. This interplay is especially intriguing in the setting of hyperbolic 3-manifolds. Indeed many conjectures in 3-manifold theory tend to be much more accessible for hyperbolic 3-manifolds whose fundamental groups are arithmetic, and conversely such manifolds provide the simplest set-up in which some of the most exciting new phenomena in the Langlands program can be studied. This conference will bring together researchers with various backgrounds around links between number theory and 3-manifolds. Central topics of the conference are the cohomology of arithmetic groups, the relation between torsion and L²-torsion, profinite invariants of 3-manifolds, and number theoretic ramifications.

Madison Moduli Weekend

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-03-27 through 2020-03-29
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Madison, WI; USA

Meeting Type: Conference

Contact: Brandon Boggess, Soumya Sankar

Description

Conference on moduli spaces.

Arbeitsgemeinschaft: Derived Galois Deformation Rings and Cohomology of Arithmetic Groups

nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-03-29 through 2020-04-04
Oberwolfach; Germany

Meeting Type: learning conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

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Arithmetic geometry, cycles, Hodge theory, regulators, periods and heights

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-03-30 through 2020-04-03
Isaac Newton Institute
Cambridge; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

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April 2020

Special RIMS year "Expanding Horizons of Inter-universal Teichmüller Theory"

gm.general-mathematics
2020-04-01 through 2021-03-31
RIMS, Kyoto University
Kyoto; Japan

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The elucidation of the way in which the additive and multiplicative structure of the integers are intertwined with one another is one of the most important and central themes in number theory. In August 2012, Shinichi Mochizuki (the proposer and chief organizer of the present RIMS Research Project) released preprints of a series of papers concerning "Inter-universal Teichmüller Theory", a theory that constitutes an important advance with regard to elucidating this intertwining. Moreover, the proof of the "ABC Conjecture", which follows as a consequence of the theory, attracted worldwide attention.

The present RIMS Research Project seeks to bring together various researchers not only from the "inter-universal Teichmüller theory community", but also researchers interested in various forms of mathematics related to inter-universal Teichmüller theory, and to provide all such researchers an opportunity to engage in lively discussions concerning the various developments.

Periods, Motives and Differential equations: between Arithmetic and Geometry

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-04-06 through 2020-04-10
IHP
Paris; France

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: https://periodes.sciencesconf.org/resource/page/id/1

Description

Periods occur in various branches of mathematics and as the title of our conference indicates, their study intertwines arithmetic, Diophantine analysis, differential equations, and algebraic geometry. Many interesting results have been proved in recent years and many challenging problems on periods are still open. The aim of our conference is to bring together specialists who cover all these different points of view and their ramifications, with special attention towards possible applications to broader areas of the techniques developed in the study of periods and their realizations.

Yves André has contributed in many ways to this ongoing adventure and this conference will not only be the opportunity to listen to a broad range of recent developments in mathematics around the topic of periods, but also to celebrate his 60th birthday.

Arithmetic, algebra and algorithms — celebrating the mathematics of Hendrik Lenstra

nt.number-theory ac.commutative-algebra
2020-04-13 through 2020-04-17
International Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Edinburgh, Scotland; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Alex Bartel, Alice Silverberg, John Voight

Description

The purpose of the workshop is to bring together leading, as well as early career researchers on arithmetic statistics and on algorithmic aspects of algebra and number theory, with the aim of fostering collaborations within and between these communities, and to offer early career researchers the opportunity to get a broad overview of the most recent achievements and of the most pressing problems in these fields. Another purpose is to celebrate the mathematics of Hendrik W. Lenstra Jr. on the occasion of his 71st birthday.

Mid-Atlantic Topology Conference

at.algebraic-topology gt.geometric-topology
2020-04-18 through 2020-04-19
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

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Chico Topology Conference

at.algebraic-topology gn.general-topology gt.geometric-topology
2020-04-24 through 2020-04-26
California State University, Chico
Chico, California; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: John Lind, Thomas Mattman

Description

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Number theory days in Regensburg – Special values of L-functions

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-04-27 through 2020-04-30
University of Regensburg
Regensburg; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The general topic of this conference is number theory with a focus on special values of L-functions. Please consult the web page for further information.

Lattices: From Theory to Practice

nt.number-theory
2020-04-27 through 2020-05-01
Simons Institute for the Theory of Computing
Berkeley, CA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

Recent trends, such as the NIST initiative to standardize post-quantum cryptography, point to large-scale adoption of lattice-based cryptography in the near future. There has consequently been a great deal of attention devoted to making various aspects of lattice-based cryptography practical.

This workshop will focus on questions related to the transition of lattice-based cryptography from theory to practice including the hardness of lattice problems arising from algebraic number theory, and algorithmic solutions to practical issues such as time and space-efficiency, side-channel resistance, and ease of hardware implementations.

The workshop will bring together theoretical and applied cryptographers and computational number-theorists, and will also encourage interaction amongst different communities within and outside cryptography.

May 2020

The Arithmetic of the Langlands Program

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-05-04 through 2020-08-21
Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics
Bonn; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

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Swinnerton-Dyer Memorial

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-05-05 through 2020-05-07
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences
Cambridge; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

We are organising a three day meeting in honour of Professor Sir Peter-Swinnerton-Dyer who died in December 2018 at the age of 91.

Swinnerton-Dyer was one of the most influential number theorists of his generation worldwide. He is probably best known for the famous conjecture of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer (one of the Millenium Clay Maths Problems), which relates the arithmetic of elliptic curves to the value of its Hasse-Weil L-function. This conjecture gave rise to a huge field of research relating special values of L-functions to arithmetic data. Swinnerton-Dyer was also one of founding figures in the arithmetic of surfaces and higher-dimensional varieties, such as local-to-global principles for rational points over number fields. He obtained fundamental results for conic bundles and cubic surfaces, and started the research of rational points on surfaces fibred into elliptic curves using completely new methods.

The meeting aims to celebrate the tremendous and wide-reaching contributions to mathematics of the late Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer.

In the early years of the Newton Institute, Swinnerton-Dyer served as honorary executive director under Michael Atiyah.

Speakers:

Brian Birch
Martin Bright
John Coates
Lilian Matthiesen
Alexei Skorobogatov
Rodolfo Venerucci
Claire Voisin
Andrew Wiles 
Olivier Wittenberg
Sarah Zerbes
Henri Darmon

The Sixth Mini Symposium of the Roman Number Theory Association

nt.number-theory
2020-05-06 through 2020-05-08
Universita' Roma Tre
Rome; Italy

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Valerio Talamanca

Description

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34th Automorphic Forms Workshop

nt.number-theory
2020-05-11 through 2020-05-15
Brigham Young University
Moab, UT; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

Over the last 33 years, the Annual Workshop on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics has remained a small and friendly conference. Those attending range from students to new PhD's to established researchers. For young researchers, the conference has provided support and encouragement. For accomplished researchers, it has provided the opportunity to mentor as well as a forum for exchanging ideas.

The workshop has become internationally recognized for both its high-quality research talks and its supportive atmosphere for junior researchers. Participants present cutting-edge research in all areas related to automorphic forms. These include mock modular forms, Maass wave forms, elliptic curves, Siegel and Jacobi modular forms, special values of L-functions, random matrices, quadratic forms, applications of modular forms, and many other topics.

In addition to research talks, the workshop has, in the past years, featured panel discussion sessions on the topics of grant writing, mentoring and research partnerships, REUs and outreach, and opportunities for international collaborations. Based on the success of these sessions, we plan to have similar panel sessions this year as well.

This year, the 2020 Automorphic Forms Workshop will be held in Moab, Utah at the Moab Arts and Recreation Center. Moab, in southern Utah, is near Arches and Canyonlands National Parks and other scenic landmarks. The Workshop will be organized and hosted by Brigham Young University.

Summer School: The Arithmetic of the Langlands Program

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-05-11 through 2020-05-15
Hausdorff Research Institute for mathematics
Bonn; Germany

Meeting Type: summer school

Contact: see conference website

Description

This school provides an introduction to some of the main topics of the trimester program. It is mainly directed at PhD students and junior researchers.

The following speakers will give courses on the following topics:

  • Arthur-Cesar le Bras, Gabriel Dospinescu: p-adic geometry
  • George Boxer, Vincent Pilloni: Higher Hida theory
  • Patrick Allen, James Newton: Automorphy lifting
  • Eva Viehmann, Cong Xue: Shtukas
  • Sophiel Morel, Timo Richarz: Geometric Satake

Foundations and Perspectives of Anabelian Geometry

ac.commutative-algebra ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-05-18 through 2020-05-22
RIMS
Kyoto; Japan

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

This workshop is one of the workshops of a special RIMS year "Expanding Horizons of Inter-universal Teichmüller Theory". The workshop will review fundamental developments in several branches of anabelian geometry, as well as report on recent developments. The list of speakers includes major contributors to anabelian geometry and birational anabelian geometry. Anabelian geometry, together with higher class field theory and the Langlands correspondences, is one of three generalisations of class field theory.

BRIDGES: Building Relationships for an Inclusive and Diverse Group of Emerging Students

ac.commutative-algebra ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-05-20 through 2020-05-22
University of Utah
Salt Lake City, UT; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

This conference is aimed towards early graduate students and advanced undergraduate students interested in representation theory, number theory, and commutative algebra.

The goal of this conference is to:

  • Foster a sense of community amongst underrepresented groups in mathematics,
  • Introduce possible research areas,
  • Expose the participants to role models and possible mentors.

Relative Aspects of the Langlands Program, L-Functions and Beyond Endoscopy

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-05-25 through 2020-05-29
CIRM
Luminy; France

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Langlands program and the theory of automorphic forms are fundamental subjects of modern number theory. Langlands’ principle of functoriality, and the notion of automorphicL-functions, are central pillars of this area. After more than forty years of development, andmany celebrated achievements, large parts of this program are still open, and retain their mystery. The theory of endoscopy, a particular but very important special case of functoriality, has attracted much effort in the past thirty years. This has met with great success, leading to the proof of the Fundamental Lemma by Ngô, and the endoscopic classification of automorphic representations of classical groups by Arthur. Going beyond these remarkable achievements requires new techniques and ideas ; in the past few years, exciting directions have started to emerge, which may renew our vision of the whole subject.

This brings us to the three main topics of this conference : (1) The "relative Langlands program" is a very appealing generalization of the classical Langlands program to certain homogeneous spaces (mainly spherical ones). It relates period integrals of automorphic forms to Langlands functoriality or special values of L-functions.Remarkable progress on the Gan-Gross-Prasad and Ichino-Ikeda conjectures has been made(by Waldspurger, W. Zhang, and others). With the work of Sakellaridis and Venkatesh, this subject has reached a new stage ; we now have a rigorous notion of "relative functoriality",with very promising perspectives. A central tool in all these questions is Jacquet’s relative trace formula, whose reach and theoretical context remain to be fully investigated. (2) Relations between special values of (higher) derivatives of L-functions and height pairings (between special cycles on Shimura varieties and Drinfeld’s Shtuka stacks) will also be part of the program. This includes arithmetic versions of the Gan-Gross-Prasad conjectures, which generalize the celebrated Gross-Zagier formula. In the function field case, striking recent results of Yun and W. Zhang give geometric meaning to higher central derivatives of certain L-functions. (3) Ways of going beyond endoscopy, and proving new cases of functoriality. This includes Langlands’ original idea of using the stable trace formula to study poles of L-functions ; but also other related proposals that have attracted lot of recent attention, such as the Braverman-Kazhdan approach through non-standard Poisson summation formulas, or new methods to go "beyond endoscopy in a relative sense”, as developed by Sakellaridis.

This conference aims to gather leading experts in this vital area of mathematics (including several researchers from Aix-Marseille University) ; to attain a state-of-the-art overview of the different directions that are being actively pursued ; and to promote collaboration and the exchange of ideas between those approaches.

Combinatorial Applications of Computational Geometry and Algebraic Topology

at.algebraic-topology gt.geometric-topology
2020-05-31 through 2020-06-06
American Matheamtical Society
Whispering Pines Conference Center, West Greenwich, RI; USA

Meeting Type: Mathematics Research Community

Contact: Robin Pemantle, Steve Melczer, Marni Mishna

Description

The Mathematics Research Communities program, run by AMS, is a great opportunity for young researchers to get involved in new research projects. It is a professional development program offering a chance to be part of a network. The program is described at http://www.ams.org/programs/research-communities/mrc-20 .

Marni MISHNA, Stephen MELCZER, Robin PEMANTLE are organizing a MATHEMATICAL RESEARCH COMMUNITY the week of May 31 - June 6, 2020 on the theme of Combinatorial Applications of Computational Geometry and Algebraic Topology. Yuliy BARYSHNIKOV and Mark WILSON will be assisting as well in the running of the workshop and the applied mathematics mentoring activities.

A brief description of MRC is at the site: https://www.ams.org/programs/research-communities/2020MRC-CompGeom . It is a great chance to learn some new techniques and crossover to a new community. Note the cross-disciplinary nature: the topic draws on combinatorics, singularity theory, algebraic topology, and computational algebra.

Young researchers who will be between -2 and +5 years post Ph.D. in Summer 2020 are encouraged to apply.

Applications are being accepted from now through February at the site https://www.mathprograms.org/db/programs/826 .

June 2020

Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation III

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-06-01 through 2020-06-05
ICERM
Providence, RI; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Andrew V. Sutherland

Description

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Advances in Mixed Characteristic Commutative Algebra and Geometric Connections

ac.commutative-algebra ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-06-07 through 2020-06-12
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO)
Oaxaca; Mexico

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) will host the "Advances in Mixed Characteristic Commutative Algebra and Geometric Connections" workshop in Oaxaca, from June 7 to June 12, 2020.

One of the big ideas in modern mathematics is that integers (like 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, ...) in many formal ways behave similarly to polynomial equations (like y = x^2, which defines the parabola). Frequently, and perhaps surprisingly, many questions in mathematics are easier to study for polynomials than for integers. Hence intuition and results for polynomials can tell us about the integers. Commutative algebra lives at the intersection of both perspectives, and one fundamental object of study is polynomials with integer coefficients, this is called the mixed characteristic case. Recently, Yves Andre proved a long standing open conjecture in commutative algebra in this mixed characteristic setting, relying on constructions of Scholze (and then Bhatt gave a simplified proof of the same conjecture).

This workshop aims to foster and discuss these and other recent tools, to study some remaining open problems in mixed characteristic. The workshop will bring together a diverse group of researchers from different fields, such as commutative algebra, algebraic geometry, and number theory.

Young Researchers in Mathematics 2020

gm.general-mathematics
2020-06-08 through 2020-06-10
University of Bristol
Bristol, South West, England; UK

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Nirvana Coppola

Description

Young Researchers in Mathematics is the conference for all PhD students in the UK. We want to welcome each and every early career mathematician to this conference, where you can meet researchers from all areas in a friendly environment. YRM is the perfect opportunity to give talks about your maths, whether it be introductory or your own results. We also invite you to the plenary talks, which showcase a wide range of mathematics happening in the UK now.

Connecticut Summer School in Number Theory

nt.number-theory
2020-06-08 through 2020-06-14
University of Connecticut
Storrs, CT; USA

Meeting Type: summer school and conference

Contact: Jennifer Balakrishnan, Keith Conrad, Alvaro Lozano-Robledo, Christelle Vincent, Liang Xiao

Description

CTNT 2020 will take place during the week of June 8th-14th, 2020 (summer school June 8-12, and research conference 12-14), at University of Connecticut.

Foundations of Computational Mathematics (FoCM) 2020

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-06-15 through 2020-06-24
Simon Fraser University
Vancouver, BC; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

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Canadian Number Theory Association (CNTA XVI)

nt.number-theory
2020-06-22 through 2020-06-26
Toronto, Ontario; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Patrick Ingram

Description

none

On the non-triviality of arithmetic invariants and its applications

nt.number-theory
2020-06-22 through 2020-07-03
National Center for Theoretical Sciences
Taipei; Taiwan

Meeting Type:

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Combinatorial Anabelian Geometry and Related Topics

ag.algebraic-geometry
2020-06-29 through 2020-07-03
RIMS, Kyoto University
Kyoto; Japan

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

Combinatorial anabelian geometry concerns the reconstruction of scheme- or ring-theoretic objects from more primitive combinatorial constituent data. In this sense, it is closely philosophically related to inter-universal Teichmüller theory.

The purpose of the present workshop is to expose fundamental, introductory aspects of combinatorial anabelian geometry, as well as more recent developments related to the Grothendieck-Teichmüller group and the absolute Galois groups of number fields and mixed-characteristic local fields.

The workshop will also treat results concerning the "resolution of nonsingularities" of hyperbolic curves over mixed-characteristic local fields, such results are closely related to combinatorial anabelian geometry over mixed-characteristic local fields.

Manifolds and K-theory: the legacy of Andrew Ranicki

at.algebraic-topology kt.k-theory-and-homology
2020-06-29 through 2020-07-03
International Centre for Mathematical Sciences
Edinburgh; UK

Meeting Type: workshop

Contact: Clark Barwick, Diarmuid Crowley, Oscar Randal-Williams, Ulrike Tillmann

Description

Andrew Ranicki and his theory of algebraic surgery played a central role in linking manifold theory, algebraic K-theory, and its close cousin L-theory. These areas have seen great developments and advances in the last decade from distinct research communities. This workshop will bring together mathematicians working on the topology of high-dimensional manifolds and their automorphisms with those working on the algebraic K-theory (and its cousins hermitian K-theory and L-theory) of rings and ring spectra, in order to share recent progress in these areas and kindle a fresh interaction between them.

Resolution of singularities, valuation theory and related topics

ac.commutative-algebra ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-06-29 through 2020-07-03
COZCyT
Zacatecas; Mexico

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The subject of this meeting covers valuation theory and resolution of singularities, along with some topics that are closely related like the theory of singularities of vector fields, problems concerning arc spaces or the Pierce-Birkhoff Conjecture.

It is our aim to gather together researchers on these transversal subjects in order to strengthen interdisciplinarity between different thematics, to contribute to build a community of researchers working on these problems, to develop new research projects, and to support new collaborations.

“The Circle Method” Entering its Second Century

nt.number-theory
2020-06-29 through 2020-07-03
Bonn; Germany

Meeting Type: summer school

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Circle Method emerged one hundred years ago from ideas of Ramanujan, Hardy and Littlewood, and quickly became the most powerful analytic method for counting solutions to Diophantine equations. As the Circle Method enters its second century, new work is making significant advances both in strengthening results in classical Diophantine settings, and in demonstrating applications in novel settings. This includes function field, number field, adelic, geometric, and harmonic analytic applications, with striking consequences in areas such as ergodic theory, subconvexity for L-functions, and the Langlands program.

This summer school for graduate students and postdocs will present accessible lecture series that demonstrate how to apply the Circle Method in a wide variety of settings. Participants will gain both a foundational understanding of the core principles of the Circle Method, and an overview of cutting-edge applications of the method.

Key Speakers: The following speakers will give a lecture series:

 Timothy Browning (IST Austria)
 Jayce Getz (Duke University)
 Ritabrata Munshi (Tata Institute)
 Simon Myerson (Universität Göttingen)
 Lillian Pierce (Duke University)  

Additional Speakers:

Julia Brandes (University of Gothenburg)
Damaris Schindler (University of Utrecht)
Pankaj Vishe (Durham University) 

Fourteenth Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium, ANTS-XIV

ac.commutative-algebra ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-06-30 through 2020-07-04
University of Auckland
Auckland; New Zealand

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The ANTS meetings, held biannually since 1994, are the premier international forum for the presentation of new research in computational number theory and its applications. They are devoted to algorithmic aspects of number theory, including elementary number theory, algebraic number theory, analytic number theory, geometry of numbers, algebraic geometry, finite fields, and cryptography.

July 2020

Park City Mathematics Institute: Number theory informed by computation

nt.number-theory
2020-07-05 through 2020-07-25
IAS/PCMI
Park City, UT; USA

Meeting Type: conference and summer school

Contact: Bjorn Poonen

Description

none

Building Bridges 5th EU/US Summer School and Workshop on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics (BB5)

nt.number-theory
2020-07-06 through 2020-07-18
University of Sarajevo
Sarajevo; Bosnia and Herzegovina

Meeting Type: Summer School and Workshop

Contact: Samuele Anni, Jim Brown, Jay Jorgenson, Almasa Odžak, Lejla Smajlovic, Lynne Walling

Description

Automorphic forms are present in almost every area of modern number theory. In recent decades there has been a starburst of activity and progress in this broad area, leading to many new and exciting directions, applications, and connections with other areas. This is a rapidly expanding area, with numerous approaches, tools, and interconnections, as well as connections to other areas of mathematics. The Building Bridges research school offers training to graduate students and early career researchers in the areas of automorphic forms and related topics that continue to be the foci of exciting and influential research activity. The five-day workshop immediately following the summer school aims to foster and strengthen a long-lasting, friendly and supportive exchange between automorphic forms researchers in the EU and the US, and to integrate the summer school students into this community. The organizers have obtained funding to subsidize the costs of successful applicants to the summer school. By popular demand from previous research school and workshop participants, BB5 will take place in Sarajevo, a beautiful city with a friendly, multicultural atmosphere, and low costs of accommodation, food, and transportation.

Local Langlands and p-adic methods (in honour of Jean-Marc Fontaine)

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-07-13 through 2020-07-17
Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics
Bonn; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

This conference will be on various aspects of the local Langlands correspondence over p-adic fields and methods from p-adic Hodge theory. Topics will include the usual local Langlands correspondence, the p-adic local Langlands correspondence and the relation to coherent sheaves on spaces of Galois representations, and the geometry and cohomology of local Shimura varieties.

Arithmetic Geometry

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-07-19 through 2020-07-25
MFO
Oberwolfach; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

ISSAC: International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation

ac.commutative-algebra ag.algebraic-geometry
2020-07-20 through 2020-07-23
Kalamata; Greece

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The International Symposium on Symbolic and Algebraic Computation (ISSAC) is the premier conference for research in symbolic computation and computer algebra. ISSAC 2020 will be the 45th meeting in the series, which started in 1966 and has been held annually since 1981. The conference presents a range of invited speakers, tutorials, poster sessions, software demonstrations and vendor exhibits with a center-piece of contributed research papers.

Oberwolfach Workshop: Topologie

gt.geometric-topology at.algebraic-topology
2020-07-26 through 2020-08-01
MFO
Oberwolfach; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Mark Behrens, Ruth Charney, Soren Galatius, Michael Weiss

Description

See conference website

Homotopical Methods in Fixed Point Theory

at.algebraic-topology gt.geometric-topology
2020-07-27 through 2020-07-31
Northwestern University
Evanston, IL; USA

Meeting Type: Summer School

Contact: Agnes Beaudry, Paul Goerss, Kate Ponto, Dylan Wilson

Description

The goal of this summer school is to introduce participants to modern tools used in the study of fixed point theory in algebraic topology and homotopy theory. The workshop will be centered around mini-courses whose goal will be to introduce and apply tools such as categorical approaches to duality, spectra and trace methods in algebraic K-theory to the study of classical fixed point theory.

The intended audience for this summer school should be familiar with the material in Hatcher (except the appendices). This reflects our goal that the school be accessible to second and third year students with an interest in algebraic topology from any PhD granting institution. The school will be structured around a few mini-courses which will run in an active-learning style.

Scientific Leaders

Jonathan Campbell, Vanderbilt University

Inbar Klang, École Polytechnique Fédérale de Lausanne

Kate Ponto, University of Kentucky

Cary Malkiewich, Binghamton University

John Lind, California State Chico

Sarah Yeakel, University of Maryland

Inna Zakharevich, Cornell University

Women in Algebraic Geometry

ag.algebraic-geometry
2020-07-27 through 2020-07-31
ICERM
Providence, RI; USA

Meeting Type: research collaboration workshop

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Women in Algebraic Geometry Collaborative Research Workshop will bring together researchers in algebraic geometry to work in groups of 4-6, each led by one or two senior mathematicians. The goals of this workshop are: to advance the frontiers of modern algebraic geometry, including through explicit computations and experimentation, and to strengthen the community of women and non-binary mathematicians working in algebraic geometry. This workshop capitalizes on momentum from a series of recent events for women in algebraic geometry, starting in 2015 with the IAS Program for Women in Mathematics on algebraic geometry.

Successful applicants will be assigned to a group based on their research interests. The groups will work on open-ended projects in diverse areas of current interest, including moduli spaces and combinatorics, degenerations, and birational geometry. Several of the proposed projects extensively involve experimentation and computation, which will increase the likelihood that concrete progress is made over the course of five days and provide useful training in computational mathematics.

PIMS - Germany Summer School on Eigenvarieties

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-07-27 through 2020-08-08
University of British Columbia
Vancouver, BC; Canada

Meeting Type: summer school

Contact: see conference website

Description

Description:

Non-archimedean geometry is the analogue of complex geometry, where the field of complex numbers is replaced by a field which is complete with respect to a p-adic metric. A fundamental complication is that p-adic spaces are totally disconnected, and therefore basic notions such as analytic con- tinuation must be entirely recast in different language. Nevertheless, the particular properties of the p-adic topologies, while perverse in some sense, provide the key to a rich, fulfilling, and ultimately productive theory. There are various manifestations of non-archimedean geometry, e.g. rigid analytic spaces a la Tate, Berkovich spaces or adic spaces a la Huber. For this summer school we take the point of view of adic spaces with emphasis on rigid analytic spaces which form special examples. Indeed, non-archimedean geometry and the associated area of p-adic Hodge theory for Galois representations play a central role in modern algebraic number theory. It has become increasingly clear that active researchers in algebraic number theory would be greatly benefitted by having a working knowledge of p-adic geometric methods.

Eigencurves - and more generally, eigenvarieties - are rigid analytic versions of modular curves, which parametrize p-adic families of modular forms. The study of such families may be said to have started with Serre in the 1970s, and was extensively developed by Hida in the 1980s; Hida's work on the so-called ordinary modular forms, in particular, was deeply influential in the eventual proof of modularity of elliptic curves by Wiles and others in 1994. However, it was clear even from looking at Serre's results, that a fully satisfactory theory of p-adic families would require consideration of non-ordinary forms, and that such a theory would necessarily require fundamental new ideas. These results were eventually supplied by Coleman in the mid-1990s, and the eigencurve parametrizing was introduced as a parameter space by Coleman and Mazur shortly thereafter. The subject has exploded in the last decades, with generalizations of the eigencurve to higher rank groups, and with the use of increasingly sophisticated technology from p-adic geometry. Furthermore, p-adic families of automorphic forms have taken on an increasingly important role in modern number theory.

The subject of eigencurves lies somewhere between classical arithmetic geometry represented in Canada, and p-adic geometry which is well-represented in Germany, and this we propose to take advantage of the complementary expertise and the broad outlines of a PIMS/Germany collaboration to organize an event where both sides can benefit. Thus, the proposed workshop on eigenvarieties will be an instructional school for students, postdocs, and researchers in other fields. The goal is to provide beginners with a working knowledge of this immensely active and important field, and to encourage collaborations between German researchers and those at PIMS Institutes around the general workshop themes.

Topics of Instruction:

The goal of the course will be to understand the foundational work of Coleman, and Coleman-Mazur, and eventually to study the paper on the generalization to the higher dimensional case given by Buzzard. A good overview of the subject is given in the survey article of Kassei.

Invited Speakers:

  • John Bergdall, Bryn Mawr College, USA
  • George Boxer, University of Chicago, USA
  • David Hansen, Max Planck Institute, Germany
  • Eugen Hellman, University of Münster
  • Christian Johansson, Chalmers Institute of Technology, Sweden
  • Judith Ludwig, University of Heidelberg, Germany
  • James Newton, King’s College, England
  • Vincent Pilloni, Ecole Normale Supérieure de Lyon, France

August 2020

Stacks Project Workshop 2020

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-08-03 through 2020-08-07
University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI; USA

Meeting Type: workshop (appropriate for graduate students)

Contact: Pieter Belmans, Aise Johan de Jong, Wei Ho

Description

This will be a workshop in arithmetic and algebraic geometry, similar to the previous iteration (https://stacks.github.io/2017/). The intended participant is a graduate student, or a postdoc, or even a senior researcher. You will work on a single topic in a small group together with a mentor for a week with the aim of producing a text that will be considered for inclusion in the Stacks Project. Part of this process will be seeing how one builds new theory from the foundations. There will also be one or two talks per day covering advanced topics in arithmetic or algebraic geometry.

The Stacks project workshop will have some optional activities you won't see at other workshops. Adding references to and finding mistakes in the Stacks Project (and fixing them) as well as activities related to LaTeX use, Git, and GitHub. Overall these will be aimed at helping you contribute efficiently to the Stacks Project.

The Transatlantic Transchromatic Homotopy Theory Conference II

at.algebraic-topology gt.geometric-topology
2020-08-03 through 2020-08-07
University of Regensburg
Regensburg; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Tobias Barthel, Drew Heard, Niko Naumann, Nathaniel Stapleton

Description

Transchromatic phenomena appear in a variety of contexts. These include stable and unstable homotopy theory, higher category theory, topological field theories, and arithmetic geometry. The aim of the conference is to bring together people from all of these areas in order to understand the relationship between each others work and to further demystify the appearance of transchromatic patterns in such disparate areas.

Global Langlands, Shimura varieties, and shtukas

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-08-17 through 2020-08-21
Hausdorff Research Institute for Mathematics
Bonn; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

This conference will be on various aspects of the global Langlands correspondence. Topics will include in particular the geometry and cohomology of Shimura varieties and more general locally symmetric spaces, or moduli spaces of shtukas.

Decidability, definability and computability in number theory

ag.algebraic-geometry lo.logic nt.number-theory
2020-08-17 through 2020-12-18
MSRI
Berkeley, CA; USA

Meeting Type: research program

Contact: see conference website

Description

This program is focused on the two-way interaction of logical ideas and techniques, such as definability from model theory and decidability from computability theory, with fundamental problems in number theory. These include analogues of Hilbert's tenth problem, isolating properties of fields of algebraic numbers which relate to undecidability, decision problems around linear recurrence and algebraic differential equations, the relation of transcendence results and conjectures to decidability and decision problems, and some problems in anabelian geometry and field arithmetic. We are interested in this specific interface across a range of problems and so intend to build a semester which is both more topically focused and more mathematically broad than a typical MSRI program.

Connections for Women: Decidability, definability and computability in number theory

ag.algebraic-geometry lo.logic nt.number-theory
2020-08-20 through 2020-08-21
MSRI
Berkeley, CA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The aim of the workshop is to discover how the problems in number theory and algebraic geometry arising from the Hilbert’s tenth problem for rationals interact with the ideas and techniques in mathematical logic, such as definability from model theory and decidability and degree-theoretic complexity from computability theory. This interaction includes various analogues of Hilbert’s tenth problem and related questions, focusing on the connections of algebraic, number-theoretic, model-theoretic, and computability-theoretic properties of structures and objects in algebraic number theory, anabelian geometry, field arithmetic, and differential algebra.

Low-Dimensional Topology and Number Theory

gt.geometric-topology nt.number-theory
2020-08-23 through 2020-08-29
MFO
Oberwolfach; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Introductory Workshop: Decidability, definability and computability in number theory

nt.number-theory lo.logic
2020-08-24 through 2020-08-28
MSRI
Berkeley, CA; USA

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

Our workshop will focus research efforts on the interaction of number-theoretic questions with questions of decidability, definability, and computability, bringing together researchers approaching these questions from various sides to work on the core issues. This Introductory Workshop will serve as the introductory event of the MSRI semester program and is designed to introduce the basic structures and ideas of the different communities, and to highlight problems of active current interest.

Modern Breakthroughs in Diophantine Problems

nt.number-theory
2020-08-30 through 2020-09-04
Banff International Research Station
Banff; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Automorphic Forms and Arithmetic

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-08-30 through 2020-09-05
MFO
Oberwolfach; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

none

Higher Categories and Geometry

at.algebraic-topology ct.category-theory kt.k-theory-and-homology
2020-08-31 through 2020-09-04
Regensburg University, Math. Dept.
Regensburg; Germany

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

Homotopical and higher categorical methods have seen increasing importance in mathematics, both as foundations and as computational tools. In fact, such methods merge two apparently distinct goals: understanding geometrical forms and classifying mathematical structures. This conference aims at gathering together under this perspective geometers in a rather broad sense. It seeks to foster the applications of these higher methods in the interplay between homotopy theory, arithmetic, and algebraic geometry.

The conference is supported by the SFB1085 "Higher Invariants -Interactions between Arithmetic Geometry and Global Analysis"

Serre weights conjectures and geometry of Shimura varieties

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-08-31 through 2020-09-04
Centre de recherches mathématiques
Montreal, QC; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

This conference is dedicated to studying recent advancements concerning Serre weights conjectures and the geometry of Shimura varieties and, in particular, the interaction between these two areas.

Number Theory-Cohomology in Arithmetic

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-08-31 through 2020-12-11
Centre de recherches mathématiques
Montreal, QC; Canada

Meeting Type: thematic research program

Contact: see conference website

Description

Homological tools and ideas are pervasive in number theory. To defend this assertion, it suffices to evoke the role of étale cohomology in the study of the zeta functions of varieties over finite fields through the Weil conjectures, or the cohomological approach to class field theory formulated by Artin and Tate in the 1950's. The theory of motives, a manifestation of a universal cohomology theory attached to algebraic varieties, and the attendant motivic cohomology plays a central role in describing the special values of L-functions of varieties over number fields, via the conjectures of Deligne, Beilinson-Bloch, and Bloch-Kato. Much progress in the Langlands program exploits the fruitful connection between automorphic representations and the cohomology of associated Shimura varieties and more general arithmetic quotients of locally symmetric spaces. The study of special values of L-functions and the Langlands program, widely perceived as two fundamental yet seperate strands of the subject in the early 1990's, were beautifully unified in Wiles' epoch-making proof of the Shimura-Taniyama conjecture, in which this conjecture was reduced to a special instance of the Bloch-Kato conjecture for the symmetric square motive of an elliptic curve. Recent years have seen great strides in our understanding of the cohomology of the arithmetic quotients arising in the study of automorphic representations, spurred in part by the desire to extend the range of applicability of the celebrated Taylor-Wiles method. This has led to new automorphy and potential automorphy results: most spectacularly, perhaps, for abelian surfaces, as well as elliptic curves over general CM fields.

September 2020

Invitation to inter-universal Teichmüller Theory

gm.general-mathematics
2020-09-01 through 2020-09-04
RIMS, Kyoto University
Kyoto; Japan

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

This workshop will be directed primarily toward beginning learners of inter-universal Teichmüller theory, who are, nonetheless, familiar with basic aspects of arithmetic geometry. The purpose of the workshop is to further dissemination activities concerning inter-universal Teichmüller theory by concentrating on the exposition of the fundamental ideas underlying theory, as well as of certain basic technical results and notions that are used in the theory.

The approach to exposing such fundamental ideas will differ substantially from that of previous workshops on inter-universal Teichmüller theory in that it will focus on discussing various fundamental issues, as well as misunderstandings and questions, that arise in the course of studying the theory. Such discussions will build on the extensive experiences and know-how, with regard to exposing the theory, of researchers who have already acquired a thorough understanding of the theory.

Arithmetic Aspects of Algebraic Groups

ag.algebraic-geometry gr.group-theory nt.number-theory
2020-09-06 through 2020-09-11
BIRS
Banff, AB; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Banff International Research Station will host the "Arithmetic Aspects of Algebraic Groups" workshop in Banff from September 6 to September 11, 2020.

The investigation of arithmetic groups has been an active and important area of mathematical research ever since it arose in the work of Gauss, Klein, Poincare, and other famous mathematicians of the 18th and 19th centuries. New points of view have recently led to progress on classical problems, opened new directions of inquiry, and revealed unexpected connections with other areas of mathematics. The workshop will bring together experts in the area, researchers in related fields, and young mathematicians who wish to learn about the most recent advances and the most promising directions for the future of the field.

Inter-universal Teichmüller Theory (IUT) Summit 2020

gm.general-mathematics
2020-09-08 through 2020-09-11
RIMS, Kyoto University
Kyoto; Japan

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

This workshop is one of four workshops of special RIMS year "Expanding Horizons of Inter-universal Teichmüller Theory".

This workshop will differ from previous workshops on inter-universal Teichmüller theory in that it will be directed primarily toward advanced learners of the theory, as well as researchers who have already acquired a thorough understanding of the theory.

The talks of the workshop will focus on issues related to the exposition or formulation of the theory from a more advanced point of view, as well as on recent new research developments related to the theory.

Géométrie algébrique, Théorie des nombres et Applications (GTA)

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-09-21 through 2020-09-25
University of French Polynesia
Tahiti; French Polynesia

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: Gaetan Bisson

Description

The GTA 2020 conference will bring together world class researchers in mathematics. Its main objectives are to discuss recent advances in the fields of algebraic geometry, number theory and their applications, as well as to foster international collaborations on connected topics.

Although contributions from all related areas of mathematics are welcome, particular emphasis will be placed on research interests of our late colleague Alexey Zykin, namely: zeta-functions and L-functions, algebraic geometry over finite fields, families of fields and varieties, abelian varieties and elliptic curves.

p-adic L-functions and Euler systems in honor of Bernadette Perrin-Riou

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-09-21 through 2020-09-25
Centre de recherches mathématiques
Montreal, QC; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

In Iwasawa Theory, one of the central questions is the study of the Iwasawa main conjecture, which relates the characteristic ideal of the Selmer group of a motive to its p-adic L-function (when it exists). This in turn leads to information on the Bloch-Kato conjecture, a generalization of the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture. Cases of the Iwasawa main conjecture have been established using the machinery of Euler systems, which are collections of cohomology classes satisfying certain norm relations and are related to the L-function of a motive and were first introduced and exploited in the late 80s and early 90s in the works of Thaine, Kolyvagin, Rubin, and Kato.

Bernadette Perrin-Riou, one of the influential, pioneering figures in Iwasawa Theory in the 1990s, is widely acclaimed for the influential ideas she has brought to the subject. Her deep study of the Euler system originally constructed by Kato led to the introduction of her fundamental big logarithm map" (often refereed as thePerrin-Riou map" nowadays), which is a far reaching generalisation of the Coleman power series and is one of the key ingredients in establishing links between Euler systems and p-adic L-functions. Her work also initiated the study of higher rank Euler systems and has been a source of inspiration for many further developments in this direction. Likewise, her p-adic analogue of the Gross-Zagier formula has opened up an area of enquiry that remains active and fertile to the present day. All these, as well as many other important contributions of Perrin-Riou, continue to serve as a model and a guide for today's research in Iwasawa Theory. This workshop is therefore dedicated to the celebration of her 65th birthday.

In the first decade of this century, further progress in the theory of Euler systems was stymied by the fact that few instances were known beyond the basic examples (circular units, elliptic units, Heegner points, and Beilinson elements) introduced and exploited by Thaine, Rubin, Kolyvagin and Kato respectively. Around 2010, the scope of Kato's construction was extended to encompass p-adic families of cohomology classes arising from Beilinson-Flach elements, and diagonal cycles in triple products of Kuga-Sato varieties, with application to the Birch and Swinnerton conjecture in analytic rank zero, in the spirit of the early work of Coates and Wiles. Important progress was then made in establishing the Euler system norm compatibilities of Beilinson-Flach elements. This has opened the floodgates for a wide variety of new Euler system constructions, applying notably to the Rankin-Selberg convolution of two modular forms, Siegel modular forms on GSp(4) and GSp(6), as well as Hilbert modular surfaces. At around the same time, and quite independently, a markedly different strategy has been proposed for studying diagonal on triple products based on congruences between modular forms instead of $p$-adic deformations, leading to remarkable constructions whose scope has the potential to surpass the more traditional approach based on norm-compatible elements. Finally, important progress arising from the method of Eisenstein congruences offer a powerful complementary approach, greatly contributing to the power, usefulness, and widening appeal of Euler system techniques.

The workshop will precede the annual Quebec-Maine conference which will take place at Laval University on Saturday and Sunday (September 26-27, 2020). The workshop will end on Friday at noon so that those who wish to attend can travel to Quebec City in the afternoon. (A roughly 3 hour trip by train or by bus.)

October 2020

Arithmetic quotients of locally symmetric spaces and their cohomology

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-10-19 through 2020-10-23
Centre de recherches mathématiques
Montreal, QC; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

If G is a reductive algebraic group over Z, the group G(Z) of its integral points (or any congruence subgroup thereof) acts discretely on the locally symmetric space X:= G(R)/K, where K is a maximal compact subgroup of G(R). The quotients G(Z) X play a fundamental role in the theory of automorphic forms and in number theory. Notably, their cohomology is a rich source of invariants attached to automorphic representations of G, and thus plays a central role in the Langlands program. A fundamental trichotomy governing the topological behaviour of such arithmetic quotients was proposed around 2010 by Bergeron and Venkatesh. A single positive integer d, depending only on the overlying symmetric space X, dictates the expected behaviour of the homology of the arithmetic quotient. When d=0, the cohomology is expect to have very little torsion but lots of characteristic 0 homology, which can be studied via analytic and transcendental methods (de Rham cohomology, Hodge theory). Shimura varieties and even-dimensional real hyperbolic spaces fall into this class. When d=1, one expects to find a lot of torsion but very little characteristic 0 homology. Odd dimensional hyperbolic manifolds, such as the Bianchi three-fold SL2(Z[i]) SL2(C)/U(2), fall into this case. When d is greater than 1, one expects little torsion and little characteristic zero homology.

There has been remarkable progress towards understanding how this trichotomy interacts with arithmetic: When d = 0, several interesting recent torsion-freeness results have been obtained by researchers like Caraiani, Emerton, Gee, and Scholze. When d=1, one can ask whether torsion always arises when it's expected to, and with the expected abundance. Torsion can be probed analytically using the Cheeger-Muller theorem. But there are obstructions ("tiny eigenvalues" and "very complex cycles"), which are very interesting in their own right, and need to be overcome in order to prove that there's as much torsion as expected. This torsion growth problem, especially for hyperbolic three-manifolds, has a life of its own even outside number theory, notably in the community of geometric groups theorists. Among the most striking developments arising in the relatively less well explored setting where d is larger than 1, let us mention Peter Scholze's construction of Galois representations attached to (possibly torsion) eigenclasses in the cohomology of arithmetic quotients, which is especially deep in this case. Another highly promising, fundamental breakthrough is manifested in Akshay Venkatesh's conjecture on derived Hecke algebras, which is expected to play an important role in extending the scope of the Taylor-Wiles method beyond the setting of d=0 to which it had been confined until relatively recently. The deep study of torsion in homology and analytic torsion carried out earlier by Bergeron, Venkatesh and others played a very important part in the nascent theory of derived Hecke operators and the attendant motivic action on the cohomology of arithmetic groups. In some very special instances, where G=GL(2) and one focusses on the coherent cohomology of an arithmetic quotient with values in certain automorphic sheaves, Venkatesh's conjectures exhibit a tantalising connection with certain ``tame refinements", in the spirit of conjectures of Mazur and Tate, of conjectures on the values of triple product p-adic L-functions.

The field is still in a very exploratory stage in which precise expectations (conjectural or otherwise) have not yet fully cristallised. For instance, there does not yet seem to be a reasonable conjecture about "how much cohomology", torsion or characteristic zero, to expect when d is greater than 1. Among other reasons, this makes computing in this setting very interesting. The workshop is expected to have a significant computational and experimental component, in which various experts will report on experimental data that might prove valuable in solidifying our expectations.

November 2020

WIN5: Women in Numbers 5

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-11-15 through 2020-11-20
BIRS
Banff, AB; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Banff International Research Station will host the "WIN5: Women in Numbers 5" workshop in Banff from November 15 to November 20, 2020.

Despite recent progress in gender equality in STEM fields, women continue to be underrepresented in the research landscape of many areas of mathematics, including number theory. The Women in Numbers (WIN) network was created in 2008 for the purpose of increasing the number of active female researchers in number theory. For this purpose, WIN sponsors regular conferences, taking place approximately every three years, where female scholars gather to collaborate on cutting-edge research in the field and produce publishable scientific results. The WIN workshops provide an ongoing forum for involving each new generation of junior faculty and graduate students in state-of-the-art research in number theory. They have to come be highly regarded among the broader number theory community due to the quality of research produced by these collaborations.

WIN5 is the fifth in this series of events, bringing together female number theorists at various career stages for research collaboration and mentorship. As always, the scientific program will centre on onsite collaboration on open research problems in number theory, conducted in small groups comprised of senior and junior scholars as well as graduate students. Groups will publish their initial finding in a peer-reviewed conference proceedings volume, and research partnerships formed at the WIN5 workshop are expected to last well beyond the duration of the event. WIN projects have the potential to grow into fruitful long-term research alliances that have a transforming influence on participants' careers and a significant positive impact on the research landscape in number theory. Past WIN workshop project groups have matured into highly effective research teams producing ongoing scholarly work of exceptional scientific quality.

Langlands Program: Number Theory and Representation Theory

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory rt.representation-theory
2020-11-29 through 2020-12-04
Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO)
Oaxaca; Mexico

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) will host the "Langlands Program: Number Theory and Representation Theory" workshop in Oaxaca, from November 29 to December 04, 2020.

Langlands functoriality conjectures predict a vast generalization of the classical reciprocity laws of Class Field Theory, providing crossroads between Number Theory and Representation Theory. The conjectures are both local and global and pertain a connected reductive group and its Langlands dual group.

We aim to introduce young mathematicians in M\'exico and Latin-America to topics of current research in the Langlands Program. We will also promote the participation women and of graduate students from a diverse background in a workshop where experts in the field from across the world will gather to expand upon the frontiers of current research. In addition to research talks, there will be three courses that will also be accessible to mathematicians working in closely related fields.

December 2020

p-adic cohomology, p-adic families of modular forms, and p-adic L-functions

ag.algebraic-geometry nt.number-theory
2020-12-07 through 2020-12-11
Centre de recherches mathématiques
Montreal, QC; Canada

Meeting Type: conference

Contact: see conference website

Description

The workshop will be devoted to the varied and fruitful interactions between p-adic cohomology theories, the theory of p-adic deformations of modular forms and Galois representations, and the construction of p-adic L-functions arising from the latter using techniques drawn from the former, with special emphasis on their rich array of arithmetic applications.

The field of p-adic automorphic forms has seen a huge development in the last decades with the construction of p-adic families in many new context. Among this one can cite Hansen's construction of eigenvarieties using overconvergent cohomology, and the coherent approach using (partial) Igusa towers of Andreatta–Iovita–Pilloni. There have been immediate applications to the construction of p-adic L-functions in families and to the proof of several instances of the conjectures by Greenberg and Benois on trivial zeroes, such as the work of Barrera–Dimitrov–Jorza.

But the existence of these eigenvarieties have proved to be useful also for the study of many other interesting arithmetic problems.

The first example is given by the applications to the Bloch–Kato conjecture. Bloch and Kato conjectured that the most interesting arithmetic information concerning varieties (and more generally, geometric Galois representations) are contained in two objects: the Selmer group and the L-function. They also conjecture that all the information coming from the Selmer group can be recovered from the L-function. Some special cases of this conjecture have been proven: we cite for example the work of Bellaiche–Chenevier for unitary groups and Skinner–Urban for elliptic curves in rank less or equal than 2. The key ingredients in these works is the use of deformations of automorphic forms and their Galois representations in p-adic families to construction elements in the Selmer group.

Another example is the study of local properties of Galois representations and the corresponding p-adic Hodge theory. We cite the work of Kedlaya, Pottharst, and Xiao concerning the existence of triangulations in families for p-adic representations of p-adic fields arising from finite slope automorphic forms. Other related results are the works on the smoothness of eigenvarieties at critical points by Bergdall and Breuil–Hellmann–Schraen; it has implication on the existence of companion forms, which are different p-adic automorphic forms sharing the same Galois representations (such as a CM form and its Serre antiderivative).

Very recently two new geometric approaches have been developed in the study of p-adic families and their L-functions.

Andreatta and Iovita introduced the idea of vector bundles with marked sections, which not only allows one to recover their previous constructions of eigenvarieties but let them p-adic interpolate in families the de Rham cohomology of the modular curve and the Gauss–Manin connection. They can then construct triple product p-adic L-functions for finite slope families and anticyclotomic p-adic L-functions when p is inert in the CM field.

At the same time, the introduction of perfectoid spaces and adic geometric has brought new and fresh ideas in the field: one can cite the new construction of classical eigenvarieties by Chojecki–Hansen–Johansson using functions on the perfectoid tower of modular curves and the construction by Kriz of a new p-adic Maass–Shimura operator and anticyclotomic p-adic L-functions in the inert case. His strategy relies on Scholze's Hodge to de Rham comparison isomorphism, which has been recently upgraded to an integral comparison map by Bhatt–Morrow–Scholze.

These new geometric tools have already allowed the construction of new p-adic L-functions; the aim of the workshop is to bring together arithmetic people with the experts in these two innovative approaches to find new exciting applications, both to global (Galois representations and their L-functions) and local (integral p-adic Hodge theory) problems.

February 2021

Combinatorial Algebraic Geometry

ag.algebraic-geometry co.combinatorics
2021-02-01 through 2021-05-07
ICERM
Providence, RI; USA

Meeting Type: thematic research program

Contact: see conference website

Description

Combinatorial algebraic geometry comprises the parts of algebraic geometry where basic geometric phenomena can be described with combinatorial data, and where combinatorial methods are essential for further progress.

Research in combinatorial algebraic geometry utilizes combinatorial techniques to answer questions about geometry. Typical examples include predictions about singularities, construction of degenerations, and computation of geometric invariants such as Gromov-Witten invariants, Euler characteristics, the number of points in intersections, multiplicities, genera, and many more. The study of positivity properties of geometric invariants is one of the driving forces behind the interplay between geometry and combinatorics. Flag manifolds and Schubert calculus are particularly rich sources of invariants with positivity properties.

In the opposite direction, geometric methods provide powerful tools for studying combinatorial objects. For example, many deep properties of polytopes are consequences of geometric theorems applied to associated toric varieties. In other cases geometry is a source of inspiration. For instance, long-standing conjectures about matroids have recently been resolved by proving that associated algebraic structures behave as if they are cohomology rings of smooth algebraic varieties.

Much research in combinatorial algebraic geometry relies on mathematical software to explore and enumerate combinatorial structures and compute geometric invariants. Writing the required programs is a considerable part of many research projects. The development of new mathematics software is therefore prioritized in the program.

The program will bring together experts in both pure and applied parts of mathematics as well mathematical programmers, all working at the confluence of discrete mathematics and algebraic geometry, with the aim of creating an environment conducive to interdisciplinary collaboration. The semester will include four week-long workshops, briefly described as follows.

  • A 'boot-camp' aimed at introducing graduate students and early-career researchers to the main directions of research in the program.

  • A research workshop dedicated to geometry arising from flag manifolds, classical and quantum Schubert calculus, combinatorial Hodge theory, and geometric representation theory.

  • A research workshop dedicated to polyhedral spaces and tropical geometry, toric varieties, Newton-Okounkov bodies, cluster algebras and varieties, and moduli spaces and their tropicalizations.

  • A Sage/Oscar Days workshop dedicated to development of programs and software libraries useful for research in combinatorial algebraic geometry. This workshop will also feature a series of lectures by experts in polynomial computations.