Southern California Number Theory Day

Saturday, October 25, 2008 at UC Irvine

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  9:30-10:00       refreshments
10:00-11:00  Brian Conrad (Stanford University)    Finiteness theorems for algebraic groups
11:00-11:30       break
11:30-12:30   Jordan Ellenberg (University of Wisconsin)    Stable cohomology of moduli spaces and Cohen-Lenstra conjectures over function fields
12:30-  2:30       lunch break
  2:30-  3:30   Jeff Achter (Colorado State University)    The p-rank strata of the moduli space of curves
  3:30-  4:00       break
  4:00-  5:00   Cristian Popescu (UCSD)    1-motives and special values of equivariant L-functions
  6:00   dinner at Hokkaido Restaurant (see below)

Registration: There is no registration fee, but in order to plan for refreshments and for the dinner, we need to know who is coming. Please register no later than October 20.

Location: Rowland Hall room 101, on the UCI campus (building 400, located at G7 on this map). This is not the same building as last year. Rowland Hall is the new location of the UCI mathematics department.

Dinner: Dinner will be at the Hokkaido Restaurant, a Japanese & Chinese buffet, at 6pm. Cost will be $20/person ($10 for students) total, including the buffet, soft drinks, tax and tip (pay at the restaurant). You must register for the dinner. Hokkaido is located at 4200 Scott Dr, Newport Beach, about 10 minutes (by car) from the UCI campus.

Driving directions and parking:

From the north: Take I-405 to 73 south, and exit at Bison (there is no toll, despite the confusing signs).
From the south: Take I-5 to 73 north, and exit 73 at Bison (this part of 73 is a toll road).

Take Bison east into campus. Continue straight ahead to lot 16 (see map). You can buy a parking permit from the machine at the entrance to lot 16. Park in lot 16 or lot 12A, and walk to Rowland Hall.

To park on campus you will need to purchase a parking permit. Parking is $7 (or maybe $5, nobody seems to know) for the full day, payable in 5, 10, or 25 cent coins, or $1 or $5 bills (exact change required). Quarter or annual parking permits from other UC campuses are honored at UCI.

Group photos: #1, #2, #3, #4

Questions? e-mail Karl Rubin

Organizing committee: Karl Rubin, Alice Silverberg