Southern California Number Theory Day

Saturday, November 7, 2009 at UC Irvine

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  9:30-10:00       refreshments
10:00-11:00  David Grant (University of Colorado)    Serre curves in one-parameter families
11:00-11:30       break
11:30-12:30   Everett Howe (CCR)    Genus bounds for curves with fixed Frobenius eigenvalues.
12:30-  2:30       lunch break
  2:30-  3:30   Ken Ono (University of Wisconsin)    Generalized Borcherds products and two number theoretic applications
  3:30-  4:00       break
  4:00-  5:00   Rachel Pries (Colorado State University)    Alternating group covers of the affine line and Abhyankar's Inertia Conjecture
  6:00   dinner

Registration: There is no registration fee, but to help our planning please register.

Location: Rowland Hall room 101, on the UCI campus (building 400, located at G7 on this map). This is the same room as last year.

Dinner: Dinner will be at the Hokkaido Restaurant, a Japanese & Chinese buffet, at 6pm. Cost will be $20/person ($10 for students) for the buffet, including tax and tip (drinks are extra). Pay at the restaurant. 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, 12A, or 12B.

To park on campus you will need to purchase a parking permit. Parking may cost as much as $8 for the full day, payable in 5, 10, or 25 cent coins, or $1 bills (exact change required). You can buy a permit without exact change, or with a credit card, from one of the kiosks on this map. Quarterly or annual parking permits from other UC campuses are honored at UCI.

Group photos: #1, #2

Questions? e-mail Karl Rubin

Organizing committee: Karl Rubin, Alice Silverberg