Seminar on Topics in Arithmetic, Geometry, Etc.

STAGE is a seminar in algebraic geometry and number theory, featuring speakers talking about work that is not their own. Talks will be at a level suitable for graduate students. Everyone is welcome.
Meetings are held on Fridays, 2pm-3pm in MIT room 2-135.
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For titles and abstracts, please see the mathematics department calendar.

Fall 2012 schedule
September 7: Organizational meeting
September 14: Ruthi Hortsch, "Galois Cohomology"
September 21: NO SEMINAR (Student holiday)
September 28: Gregory Minton, "Galois Embedding Problems"
October 5: Tiankai Liu, "'Whitney embedding theorem' Over Finite Fields"
October 12: Nathan Pflueger, "Bertini Theorems Over Finite Fields"
October 19: Holden Lee, "Diophantine Approximation"
October 26: Wade Hindes, "Rational Points on Curves and Arithmetic Dynamics"
November 2: Jonah Leshin, "Noether's Problem in Galois Theory"
November 9: Padma Srinivasan, "Hilbert's Irreducibility Theorem"
November 16: Zachary Abel, "Algorithms for Factoring (Multivariate) Polynomials"
November 23: NO SEMINAR (Thanksgiving vacation)
November 30: Igor Minevich, "Bloch-Kato and Related Conjectures"
December 7: John Binder, "Modular Forms and l-adic Galois Representations"

Past semesters: Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011, Spring 2012. For semesters up to and including Spring 2009, see the old STAGE webpage.

Organizers: Gregory Minton, Bjorn Poonen