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, 11:00am-12 in MIT room 2-143.
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For titles and abstracts, please see the mathematics department calendar.

Spring 2012 schedule
February 10: Organizational meeting
February 17: Bjorn Poonen, "Crash course in class field theory"
February 24: Li-Mei Lim, "Zeta Functions of Prehomogeneous Vector Spaces: A Special Case"
March 2: Nathan Pflueger, "Tropical Curves"
March 9: Cancelled
March 16: Saul Glasman, "The Riemann Hypothesis For Varieties Over Finite Fields"
March 23: Nathan Kaplan, "Elliptic Curves Over Finite Fields With a Prescribed Number of Points"
March 30: NO SEMINAR (Spring Break)
April 6: Sug Woo Shin, "Automorphic Representations and Galois Representations"
April 13: John Binder, "Finding Small Generators For Unit Groups"
April 20: Padmavathi Srinivasan, "Fundamental Group of an Algebraic Curve and the Outer Galois Action"
April 27: Kestutis Cesnavicius, "The Parity Conjecture"
May 4: Jennifer Park, "Chabauty's Method and Coleman Integrals"
May 11: Ruthi Hortsch, "Global Arithmetic Dynamics and the Uniform Boundedness Conjecture"

Past semesters: Fall 2009, Spring 2010, Fall 2010, Spring 2011, Fall 2011. For semesters up to and including Spring 2009, see the old STAGE webpage on Kiran Kedlaya's website.

Organizers: Abhinav Kumar, Gregory Minton, Bjorn Poonen