ICERM fall 2015 past weekly schedules
ICERM Fall 2015
The week of September 911
How to read this table: each row represents a 30minute time block starting at the specified time, except for rows labeled in red which denote 15minute blocks. For example, checkin starts Wednesday at 9:00 and ends Wednesday at 1:30; the welcome session starts Wednesday at 1:45 and ends Wednesday at 2:00.
Time  Sep 9 (Wed)  Sep 10 (Thu)  Sep 11 (Fri) 
9:00  checkin  
9:30  Overview of the Langlands program (Kiran S. Kedlaya)  Computational problems: the interesting vs the possible (Andrew Sutherland)  
10:0010:15  
10:1510:30  Introduction to the LMFDB (David Farmer)  
10:30  
11:0011:15  Introduction to computing complete number theoretic data: number fields (John Jones)  
11:1511:30  
11:30  grad/postdoc talks  
12:00  
12:30  
1:00  
1:301:45  
1:452:00  Welcome (ICERM director, Jill Pipher)  
2:00  Discussion: semester topics and goals (moderated by Alina Bucur)  Introduction to automorphic forms (Ralf Schmidt)  grad/postdoc talks 
2:30  
3:00  grad/postdoc talks  
3:30 (coffee/tea)  
4:00  Discussion: set schedule for the semester (all of us)  What are motives? (David Roberts)  Lfunctions: the glue that holds the world together (Brian Conrey) 
4:30  Organizational meeting for seminars and minicourses  
5:00  
5:30  welcome reception  
6:00  
6:30 
The week of September 1418
Time  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
10:00  course on quaternion algebras
(John Voight) 
work day
(no scheduled activities) 
course on quaternion algebras
(John Voight) 
Introduction to Hypergeometric Motives  part I (David Roberts)  course on quaternion algebras
(John Voight) 
10:30  
11:00  introductions, announcements  Paramodular conjecture for genus 2 curves (Ralf Schmidt)  
11:30  
12:00  lunch, informal discussion,
work on LMFDB (in conference room) 

12:30  
1:00  
1:30  
2:00  Stable reduction and computation of bad reduction Euler factors  part I (Irene Bouw, University of Ulm)  
2:30  
3:00  Brown algebraic geometry seminar: Irene Bouw, Existence of covers of curve in positive characteristic  
3:30 (coffee/tea)  
4:00  research seminar David Harvey Counting points on hypersurfaces 

4:30 
The week of September 2125
Time  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
10:00  course on quaternion algebras
(John Voight) 
work day
(no scheduled activities) 
course on quaternion algebras
(John Voight) 
Lfunctions: automorphic vs analytic points of view (Ralf Schmidt and David Farmer) (handout, notes) 
problem session
(lab meeting) 
10:30  
11:00  introductions, announcements  
11:30  
12:00  lunch, informal discussion,
work on LMFDB (in conference room) 

12:30  
1:00  Stable reduction and computation of bad reduction Euler factors  part II (Irene Bouw, University of Ulm)  
1:30  
2:00  
2:30  
3:00  Brown algebraic geometry seminar: John Calabrese, An exercise in homological projective duality: pencils of cubic fourfolds  
3:30 (coffee/tea)  
4:00  Brown algebra/NT seminar: Alina Bucur, Statistics for points on curves over finite fields  research seminar: Joe Silverman Abelian Varieties, Canonical Heights, and Counting Rational Points 

4:30 
The week of September 28October 2
We are holding a workshop the week of Sept 28Oct 2: Modular Forms and Curves of Low Genus: Computational Aspects. In addition, the AGNES conference will take place Oct 24.
The week of October 59
Unusual for this week: the Thursday minicourse is exchanged with the research seminar; the problem session meets Thursday instead of Friday due to building maintenance on Friday.
Time  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
9:00  
9:30  
10:00  course on quaternion algebras
(John Voight) 
work day
(no scheduled activities) 
course on quaternion algebras
(John Voight) 
research seminar Hypergeometric functions over finite fields, I (Holly Swisher, Oregon State) 

10:30  
11:00  introductions, announcements  problem session
(lab meeting)  start at 11:10 

11:30  
12:00  lunch, informal discussion,
work on LMFDB (in conference room) 

12:30  
1:00  
1:30  
2:00 
Stable reduction and computation of bad reduction Euler factors  part III (Stefan Wewers, University of Ulm) 

2:30  
3:00  Brown algebraic geometry seminar Stefan Wewers (Ulm)  
3:30 (coffee/tea)  
4:00  Brown algebra/NT seminar Jennifer Balakrishnan (Oxford)  K3 surfaces (Noam Elkies, Harvard)  
4:30  
5:00 
The week of October 1216
Unusual for this week: Monday is a Brown holiday (Columbus Day), so no scheduled activities will be held; introductions and announcements will be held Wednesday instead. Also, due to building maintenance, Friday's morning activities have been rescheduled to the afternoon.
Time  Monday (holiday)  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
9:00  
9:30  
10:00  work day
(no scheduled activities) 
course on quaternion algebras
(John Voight) 
K3 surfaces (Brendan Hassett, Brown)  
10:30  
11:00  introductions, announcements  
11:30  
12:00  lunch, informal discussion,
work on LMFDB (in conference room) 

12:30  
1:00  course on quaternion algebras
(John Voight)  
1:30  
2:00  problem session
(lab meeting)  
2:30  
3:00  
3:30 (coffee/tea)  
4:00  research seminar
Hypergeometric functions over finite fields, II (Ling Long, Louisana State) 

4:30 
The week of October 1923
We will have the workshop Explicit Methods for Modularity of K3 Surfaces and Other Higher Weight Motives this week.
The week of October 2630
Unusual this week: after the usual introductions and announcements (which should take at most 10 minutes), Harald Schilly will give a brief presentation on LMFDB statistics. Also, Thursday's minicourse starts at 9:30 instead of 10:00; for LMFDB Wednesday, the conference room will only be available from 1:00.
Time  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
9:00  
9:30  Random matrix theory
(Michael Rubinstein, Waterloo) 

10:00  course on quaternion algebras
(John Voight) 
work day
(no scheduled activities) 
course on quaternion algebras
(John Voight) 

10:30  
11:00  introductions, announcements  problem session
(lab meeting)  
11:30  
12:00  lunch, informal discussion,
work on LMFDB (in conference room) 

12:30  
1:00  
1:30  
2:00  Functoriality
(Freydoon Shahidi, Purdue) 

2:30  
3:00  Brown algebraic geometry seminar
(Nathan Pflueger, Brown)  
3:30 (coffee/tea)  
4:00  Brown algebra/NT seminar
(Brian Conrey, AIM/Bristol) 
research seminar
Langlands Lfunctions and counting geodesic cycles (Winnie Li, Penn State)  
4:30 
The week of November 26
Unusual this week: on Wednesday, immediately after John Voight's lecture, we will meet in the lecture hall for a group photo of all longterm participants. This should require no more than 10 minutes. Henri Cohen's lecture on Thursday will be followed by a computational demonstration for those interested.
Time  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
9:00  
9:30  
10:00  work day
(no scheduled activities) 
course on quaternion algebras
(John Voight) 
Computing Lfunctions in PARI
(Henri Cohen, Bordeaux) 
course on quaternion algebras
(John Voight)  
10:30  
11:00  introductions, announcements  group photo  problem session
(lab meeting)  
11:30  
12:00  lunch, informal discussion,
work on LMFDB (in conference room) 

12:30  
1:00  
1:30  
2:00  Hypergeometric motives, II
(David Roberts) 

2:30  
3:00  Brown algebraic geometry seminar
(Nikolai Buskin, UMass)  
3:30 (coffee/tea)  
4:00  Brown algebra/NT seminar
(Alena Pirutka, NYU) 
research seminar
(MarieFrance Vigneras, Jussieu) 

4:30 
The week of November 913
We will have the workshop Computational Aspects of Lfunctions this week.
The week of November 1620
Unusual this week: John Voight's course has concluded. Monday's minicourse is a panel discussion rather than a lecture.
Time  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
9:00  
9:30  
10:00  work day
(no scheduled activities) 
Hypergeometric motives, III
(David Roberts) 

10:30  
11:00  introductions, announcements  problem session
(lab meeting)  
11:30  
12:00  lunch, informal discussion,
work on LMFDB (in conference room) 

12:30  
1:00  
1:30  
2:00  Challenges in largescale computation
(panel discussion) 

2:30  
3:00  Brown algebraic geometry seminar
(Gabriele di Cerbo, Columbia)  
3:30 (coffee/tea)  
4:00  Brown algebra/NT seminar
(Winnie Li, Penn State) 
research seminar
(John Cremona, Warwick) 

4:30 
The week of November 2327
Unusual this week: Thursday is a US national holiday (Thanksgiving); ICERM will be closed Thursday and Friday (that is, you can still gain access with your ID card, but no staff will be present), and overall the schedule is lighter than usual.
Time  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday (Thanksgiving)  Friday 
9:00  
9:30  
10:00  work day
(no scheduled activities) 

10:30  
11:00  introductions, announcements  
11:30  
12:00  lunch, informal discussion,
work on LMFDB (in conference room) 

12:30  
1:00  
1:30  
2:00  
2:30  
3:00  
3:30 (coffee/tea)  
4:00  Brown algebra/NT seminar
(Niranjan Ramachandran, Maryland) 

4:30 
The week of November 30December 4
Unusual this week: John Voight's course has concluded. On Wednesday, ICERM will provide special cake for the coffee break at 3:30. On Thursday, there is no minicourse or research seminar; instead, we have an extended problem session starting at 3pm to allow time for progress reports. On Friday, there is no algebraic geometry seminar at Brown.
Time  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday  Friday 
9:00  
9:30  
10:00  work day
(no scheduled activities) 

10:30  
11:00  introductions, announcements  
11:30  
12:00  lunch, informal discussion,
work on LMFDB (in conference room) 

12:30  
1:00  
1:30  
2:00  SatoTate groups
(Kiran Kedlaya and Andrew Sutherland) 

2:30  
3:00  problem session
(lab meeting) 

3:30 (coffee/tea)  
4:00  Brown algebra/NT seminar
(SinTsun Edward Fan, Brown) 

4:30 