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.