Southern California Number Theory Day

Saturday, October 29, 2005 at UC Irvine

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  9:30-10:00       refreshments
10:00-11:00   Bjorn Poonen (UC Berkeley), Gonality of modular curves in characteristic p
11:00-11:30       break
11:30-12:30   Joe Buhler (CCR San Diego), On class numbers of real cyclotomic fields
12:30-  2:30       lunch break
  2:30-  3:30   Doug Ulmer (University of Arizona), More high ranks over function fields
  3:30-  4:00       break
  4:00-  5:00   Dinakar Ramakrishnan (Caltech), Modular forms and Calabi-Yau varieties
  6:00       dinner for anyone interested (if you'd like to join the dinner please let us know by registering)

Location: MSTB room 118 on the UCI campus (building 415, located at G5 on this map)

Registration: There is no registration fee, but in order to plan for refreshments we would like to know who is coming. Please register.

Driving directions and parking:

From the north: Take I405 to 73, and exit at Bison (there is no toll, despite the confusing signs).
From the south: Take I5 to 73, and exit 73 at Bison (this part of 73 is a toll road).
Then: Take Bison east into campus and into Lot 16 (see map). The MSTB is at the far corner of Lot 16.

You will need to purchase a parking permit from the machine at the entrance to Lot 16. Parking is $7 for the full day, payable in 5, 10, or 25 cent coins, or $1 or $5 bills.

Questions? e-mail Karl Rubin

Organizing committee:
   Karl Rubin
   Alice Silverberg