Infosheet (May 9th, 2017)

Queen's University - Department of Mathematics and Statistics


Wednesday, May 10

Number Theory Seminar

Time: 11:00 a.m.

Place: Jeffery 422

Speaker: Fran├žois Seguin

Title: A geometric approach to the class number problem for function fields

Abstract Attached

Thursday, May 11

Curves Seminar

Time: 1:30 p.m.

Place: Jeffery 422

Speaker: Mike Roth

Title: One-parameter criterion for stability IV

Abstract Attached

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Wednesday, May 10, 11:00 a.m. Jeffery 422 - Number Theory Seminar

Speaker: Fran├žois Seguin

Title: A geometric approach to the class number problem for function fields

Abstract: Gauss formulated a famous conjecture about the occurrence of quadratic number fields of class number one. In this talk, we will present an analogue of this conjecture in the function fields setting. We will then present a potential geometric approach to this problem, as well as the possible obstructions that arise.


Thursday, May 11, 1:30 p.m. Jeffery 422 - Curves Seminar

Speaker: Mike Roth

Title: One-parameter criterion for stability IV

Abstract: We will continue the proof of the Hilbert-Mumford criterion for stability and semi-stability.

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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