Conferences - Seminars

11DEC
15DEC
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  09:00-17:00 BI A0 448

This conference will conclude the semester program on "Euler Systems and Special Values of L-functions". The goal will be to present recent advances in the constructions of Euler systems, their applications to the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture and Iwasawa theory. Emphasis will be given on novel results obtained during the semester. Read more about "Recent Developments on the Arithmetic of Special Values of L-functions"
By CIB
14DEC
  13:00 MA31

We will see how amenability of a group assists one when working with its group ring, and also helps in working with group rings in general. We will introduce a notion of the Newton polytope of a matrix, and see how it is relevant in the study of fibreings of 3-manifolds, and in general in ... Read more about "Amenability, matrices over group rings, and applications"
By Dawide Kielak
14DEC
  13:00-14:00 MA 31

We will see how amenability of a group assists one when working with its group ring, and also helps in working with group rings in general. We will introduce a notion of the Newton polytope of a matrix, and see how it is relevant in the study of fibreings of 3-manifolds, and in general in ... Read more about "Amenability, matrices over group rings, and applications."
By Dawide Kielak Bielefeld
14DEC
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  17:15-18:15 BI A0 448

I will discuss some recent joint work with Yongxiong Li which shows how one can use Iwasawa theory at the neglected prime p=2 to prove stronger versions of an old theorem of David Rohrlich on the non-vanishing of Birch-Swinnerton L-values of the Gross family of elliptic curves with complex multiplication, and discuss some possible generalisations. Read more about "Bernoulli Lecture - Non-Vanishing of some Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer L-values"
By John Coates (University of Cambridge)
19DEC
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  16:15-17:15 GR A3 32

I'll discuss the basics of quantum computing, how Shor's algorithm allows a quantum computer to factor numbers efficiently using the quantum Fourier transform. I'll try to convey as much intuition as possible, to explain the relevant basics of quantum mechanics, and to give an idea of the capabilities of quantum computers. Read more about "Quantum computing for amateurs (by an amateur)"
By Prof. Clément Hongler (EPFL SB MATH CSFT)

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