Southern California Number Theory Day

Sunday, November 4, 2012 at UC Irvine

IMPORTANT! Daylight savings time ends at 2:00 am on November 4. Remember to set your clock back 1 hour. If you arrive and are wondering where everyone is, that might be why.

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  9:30-10:00       refreshments; poster setup
10:00-11:00  Jeff Stopple (UC Santa Barbara)    Repulsive behavior in an exceptional family
11:00-11:30       break
11:30-12:30   Noam Elkies (Harvard University)    Remarks on isogenies over Q(sqrt(5)) and other number fields
12:30-  2:30       lunch break
  2:30-  3:30   Ramdorai Sujatha (UBC)    Structure of Selmer groups of Lambda-adic deformations over p-adic Lie extensions
  3:30-  4:00       break
  4:00-  5:00   Otmar Venjakob (Universitaet Heidelberg)    On epsilon-isomorphisms for crystalline representations
  5:30       dinner

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

Location: Donald Bren Hall 1600 (building 314, located at H8 on this map). This is not the same room as last year.

Poster Session: There will be a POSTER SESSION. Number theory graduate students and postdocs are invited to present posters on their own research. If you would like to present a poster, please contact Alice Silverberg by October 26. Please include your name, affiliation, advisor's name, poster title, and brief abstract.

Travel support: Some travel funding is available for participants, with preference given to graduate students and postdocs, especially those presenting posters. We also encourage applications from members of under-represented groups. If you would like to apply for funding, please contact Alice Silverberg with an itemized estimate of expenses, preferably by October 12. We strongly encourage carpooling.

Dinner: There will be an informal dinner (italian buffet) in the University Hills community room, at 1083 California Avenue, beginning at 5:30. Cost: $15 ($10 for graduate students). Pay at the dinner.


By car

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. To park anywhere on campus you will need a parking permit, which costs $10 for the day. Quarterly or annual parking permits from other UC campuses are honored at UCI. You can buy a permit from the dispenser at the entrance to Lot 16 (takes credit cards or bills, no change given). The closest lot to the lectures is 12B, but 16 or 12A will also work. See the map.

By air

If you're flying you should fly to the Orange County airport (SNA) if at all possible. SNA is only a few miles from campus; a taxi will cost about $20.

Questions? e-mail Karl Rubin

Organizing committee: Karl Rubin, Alice Silverberg

This conference is supported by NSF grant DMS-1064510 and by the UCI Thorp chair endowment.