### Conferences - Seminars

11DEC

15DEC

15DEC

09:00-17:00
BI A0 448

## Recent Developments on the Arithmetic of Special Values of L-functions

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.
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By CIB

14DEC

13:00
MA31

## Amenability, matrices over group rings, and applications

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 ...
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By Dawide Kielak

14DEC

13:00-14:00
MA 31

## Amenability, matrices over group rings, and applications.

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 ...
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By Dawide Kielak
Bielefeld

14DEC

17:15-18:15
BI A0 448

## Bernoulli Lecture - Non-Vanishing of some Birch-Swinnerton-Dyer L-values

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.
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By John

**Coates**(University of Cambridge)
15DEC

By Professeur Wilfrid Gangbo, UCLA, USA

19DEC

16:15-17:15
GR A3 32

## Quantum computing for amateurs (by an amateur)

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.
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**Prof. Clément Hongler (EPFL SB MATH CSFT)**### Thesis defenses

15DEC

17:15
MA B1 11

## Optimal solution and asymptotic properties of a stochastic control problem arising in sailboat trajectory optimization

Thesis director : Prof. R. Dalang Mathematics doctoral program. Thesis 8149
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By

**Carlo CICCARELLA**