Southern California Number Theory Day

Saturday, October 14, 2006 at UC Irvine

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  9:30-10:00       refreshments
10:00-11:00   Gerhard Frey (Institut für Experimentelle Mathematik, Essen), Hurwitz spaces related to isomorphic torsion structures of elliptic curves (click for slides)
11:00-11:30       break
11:30-12:30   Kannan Soundararajan (Stanford University and AIM), Many solutions to the S-unit equation a+b = c
12:30-  2:30       lunch break
  2:30-  3:30   David Solomon (King's College London), L-functions at s = 1 and reciprocity laws for Stark units
  3:30-  4:00       break
  4:00-  5:00   Kirsten Eisenträger (University of Michigan), Hilbert's Tenth Problem for function fields of characteristic zero
  6:00       dinner for anyone interested (if you'd like to join the dinner please let us know by registering)

Registration: There are no fees (except for the dinner), but in order to plan for refreshments we need to know who is coming. Please register.

Location: McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium, on the UCI campus (building 311, located at E6 on this map). Note that this is not the same location as previous years, and is not in the Mathematics building.

Driving directions and parking:

From the north: Take I-405 to 73, and exit at Bison (there is no toll, despite the confusing signs).
From the south: Take I-5 to 73, and exit 73 at Bison (this part of 73 is a toll road).
Then: See the map. Take Bison east into campus. Due to construction, you cannot continue straight across East Peltason Drive to the permt dispenser in Lot 16. Instead, turn right on East Peltason, and take your first left into Lot 12B (by the mathematics building). If you arrive before 9:30am you can buy a parking permit from an attendant at Lot 12B. After 9:30 you will need to drive through and all the way across Lot 16 to the permit dispenser to buy a permit, and then come back and park (sorry about that). The McDonnell Douglas Engineering Auditorium is about a 5 minute walk from Lot 12B.

Every car will need a parking permit. Parking is $7 (or maybe $5, nobody seems to know).

Group photos: #1, #2, #3

Questions? e-mail Karl Rubin

Organizing committee:
   Karl Rubin
   Alice Silverberg