Infosheet (June 6th, 2017)

Queen's University - Department of Mathematics and Statistics


Wednesday, June 7

Number Theory Seminar

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Place: Jeffery 422

Speaker: Arunabha Biswas

Title: A probable path to higher Mahler measure of cyclotomic polynomial

Abstract Attached

Thursday, June 8

Curves Seminar

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Place: Jeffery 422

Speaker: Mike Roth

Title: Examples II

Abstract Attached

Thursday, June 8

Arts & Science Convocation Reception

Time: 3:45 p.m.

Place: Main Lobby

Please join the graduating class of 2017 and their families for a reception after convocation

A photographer will be at the reception to take photos for the Department webpage

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Wednesday, June 7, 11:00 a.m. Jeffery 422 - Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Arunabha Biswas

Title: A probable path to higher Mahler measure of cyclotomic polynomial

Abstract: Higher Mahler measure was introduced in 2008/2009. But $z+c$ (for any complex constant $c$) and $z+1/z+r$ (for any real constant $r$) are the only two polynomials whose k-higher Mahler measures (for any positive integer $k$) are known. In this talk we consider the polynomials $P_n(z):=(z^n-1)/(z-1)$ and try to show a few results that might be useful in finding k-higher Mahler measure of $P_n$ and possibly cyclotomic polynomials. (This is a joint work with Prof. Ram Murty).


Thursday, June 8, 11:00 a.m. Jeffery 422 - Curves Seminar

Speaker: Mike Roth

Title: Examples II

Abstract: We will study the case of degree d forms on P^1 up to the action of SL_2 in detail.

Contact Info

Department of Math & Stats
Jeffery Hall, 48 University Ave.
Kingston, ON Canada, K7L 3N6
Phone: (613) 533-2390
Fax: (613) 533-2964
mathstat@mast.queensu.ca
Office Hours: 8:30am-12:00pm & 1:00pm-4:30pm

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