Québec/Maine Number Theory Conference

Université Laval, Québec City
Claude Levesque, Principal Organizer

Saturday, September 30, 2006

Time Speaker Title
8:00-8:45am Café-beignes/ Coffee and Doughnuts,  Welcome
8:45-8:50 Nadia Ghazzali
VP recherche, ULaval
Mots de bienvenue
8:50-9:50 Jean-Pierre Serre
College de France
Groupes finis: choix de théorèmes
10:05-10:35pm Henri Darmon
CICMA, McGill U.
Correspondance de Shimura et familles p-adiques de formes modulaires
10:50-11:20 Manfred Kolster
McMaster U.
Divisibility of special values of L-functions
11:30-11:50 Francisco Thaine
Concordia U.
On the construction of families of units of cyclic fields
12:00-12:30 Eyal Goren
CICMA, McGill U.
Ramanujan graphs and arithmetic geometry
12:30-2:00 Lunch
2:15-2:45 Hershey Kisilevsky
CICMA, Concordia U.
Rational points on K3 surfaces and central vanishing of certain elliptic L-functions
2:55-3:15 Chris Cummins
CICMA, Concordia U.
Towards an atlas of genus 0 and genus 1 congruence subgroups
3:25-3:55 John Labute
CICMA, McGill U.
Tame Galois groups
4:05-4:35 Kiran Kedlaya
Mass formulas for local Galois representations
4:45-5:05 Andrew Knightly
Petersson's trace formula and Hecke eigenvalues of Hilbert modular forms
Dominic Klyve (grad)
Dartmouth C.
Summing prime reciprocals in an arithmetic progression
5:15-5:45 Carl Pomerance
Dartmouth C.
Rank statistics for a family of elliptic curves over a function field
7:00-- BANQUET- Tokyo Restaurant

Sunday, October 1, 2006

Time Speaker Title
8:00-8:30am Café-Beignes
8:30-9:00 John McKay
CICMA, Concordia U.
The Monster, Moonshine, and related problems
Andreas Bender
On the Schinzel hypothesis in the function field case and some applications
9:10-9:30 Chip Snyder
University of Maine
On the unit group of some multiquadratic number fields
Roger Oyono
U. Waterloo, Fields Inst.
Computation of non-hyperelliptic modular Jacobians of dimension 3
9:40-10:00 Hugo Chapdelaine (grad)
CICMA, McGill U.
Modular symbols and ellptic units
John Cullinan
Bard C.
Divisibility properties of the torsion subgroup of an abelian variety
10:10-10:30 Mairead Greene (grad)
On the index of cyclotomic units
Paul Pollack (grad)
Dartmouth C.
Irreducible compositions of polynomials over finite fields
10:40-11:00 Emmanuel Letellier
CICMA, Concordia U.
Structures de Hodge mixtes sur les variétés de caractères via l'analyse harmonique arithmétique
Erik Tou (grad)
Dartmouth C.
Measuring the growth of geodesic lengths associated to selected subgroups of SL(3,R)
11:05-11:25 Andrew Sills
Rutgers U.
A partition bijection related to the Rogers-Selberg identities
Nicolas Theriault
Fields Inst.
Factoring polynomials of small degree over fields of characteristic 2
11:30-11:50 David Bradley
Some series acceleration formulas for values of the Riemann zeta function
Elliot Benjamin
On the unit index of the Hilbert 2-class field of real quadratic number fields with 2-class group isomorphic to Z/2Z * Z/2Z
12:00-12:30 Farshid Hajir
Algebraic properties of some hypergeometric polynomials