Graduate Number Theory Seminar (GNTS)/ Learning Seminar (LS)
Sponsored in part by the Math Gradudate Student Organization and the Math Department Academic Initiatives Program.
The Graduate Number Theory Seminar/ Learning Seminar are run periodically throughout the semester. The Graduate Number Theory Seminar is for talks by the graduate students (and sometimes post docs) for the graduate students. The Learning Seminar this semester (and possibly next) will focus on Ratner's Theorems and we will be using the book by Dave Witte Morris, "Ratner's Theorems on Unipotent Flows." A link to the book may be found on the archive.
Meeting Time/Loctation:
Wednesdays 9:20-10:20 am in Hill 423
Organizer:
Brooke Ogrodnik
bl481@math.rutgers.edu
Next Talk:
Speaker: Alex Kontorovich
Title: A Review on Ratner's Theorems
Abstract: We will review what was covered last semester about Ratner's Theorems.
Upcoming Talks:
Wednesday January 29th (LS): Speaker- Alex Kontorovich
Wednesday February 5th (GNTS): Alex Karlovitz
Wednesday February 12th (LS): TBA
Wednesday February 19th (GNTS): Speaker- Edna Jones
Wednesday February 26th (LS): TBA
Wednesday March 4th (GNTS): Speaker- Claire Burrin
Wednesday March 11th (LS): TBA
Wednesday March 25th (GNTS): TBA
Wednesday April 1st (LS):
Wednesday April 8th (GNTS):
Wednesday April 15th (LS):
Wednesday April 22nd (GNTS):
Wednesday April 29th (LS):
Past Talks:
Wednesday December 11th (GNTS): Forrest Thurman gave a talk entitled Modularity Property of the Theta Functions of Lattices.
Wednesday December 4th (LS): Alex Karlovitz gave a talk that continued chapter 2 of Ratner's Theorems.
Wednesday November 20th (LS): George Hauser gave a talk about chapter 2 of Ratner's Theorems.
Wednesday November 13th (LS): Alex Kontorovich gave a talk entitled, "Ratner's Theorems."
Wednesday November 6th (GNTS): Doyon Kim gave a talk entitled, "Congruent numbers and elliptic curves."
Wednesday October 30th (LS): Alex Walker gave a talk entitled, "Arithmetic Applications of Ratner's Theorems."
Wednesday October 23rd (GNTS): Edna Jones gave a talk entitled, "Siegel's Formula."
Wednesday October 16th (GNTS): Louis Gaudet gave a talk entitled, "A zero-density theorem for the Riemann zeta function."
Wednesday October 9th (GNTS): Alex Karlovitz gave a talk entitled, "An Introduction to Maass Forms and their Fourier Expansions."
Wednesday October 2nd (GNTS): George Hauser gave a talk entitled, "The Dedekind Eta Function and Its Multiplier System."
Wednesday September 25th (LS): Matthew Welsh gave a talk entitled, "The Oppenhiem conjecture and Ratner's theorems." The talk covered 1.1 of the text.
Wednesday September 18th (LS): Alex Kontorovich gave an introductory talk where it was established that the topic for the learning seminar will be Ratner's Theorems.
Wednesday September 11th (GNTS): Brooke Ogrodnik gave a talk entitiled "Reciprocal Geodesics"