Southern California Number Theory Day

Saturday, October 12, 2019 at UC Irvine

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  9:30-10:00       refreshments; poster setup
10:00-11:00   Jim Brown (Occidental College),  Congruence primes for automorphic forms on unitary groups and applications to the arithmetic of Ikeda lifts
11:00-11:30       break
11:30-12:30  Ila Varma (UCSD/Toronto),  Armitage-Frohlich theorems and heuristics for narrow class groups of odd abelian number fields
12:30-  2:15       lunch break
  2:15-  3:15   Arul Shankar (University of Toronto),  Squarefree sieves in arithmetic statistics
  3:15-  3:45       break
  3:45-  4:45   Bianca Viray (University of Washington),   Isolated points on modular curves
  6:00        dinner at El Torito, 18512 MacArthur Blvd Irvine, CA

Registration: There are no fees, except for the dinner, but to help our planning please register.

Location: Natural Sciences II, room 1201 (building 402, located at G6 on this map).

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 Nathan Kaplan by October 1. 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 Nathan Kaplan with an itemized estimate of expenses, preferably by October 1. Please include your name, affiliation, and supervisor's name (if applicable). We strongly encourage carpooling.

Dinner: There will be a dinner in the evening, at El Torito, 18512 MacArthur Blvd Irvine, CA 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.

The closest lot to the lectures is 12A. You can buy a permit from the dispenser at the entrance to lot 12A ($18/day or $4/hour). Alternatively, you can buy a permit for $13/day or $2/hour and park in an unmarked stall in the Anteater Parking Structure, which is APS in E7 on the map.

Annual and quarterly permits from other UC schools are honored at UCI in any space not marked "Enforced 24 hours".

By air

The closest airport is the Orange County airport (SNA). A taxi to campus will cost about $20.

Group photos: #1, #2

Questions? e-mail Nathan Kaplan

Organizing committee: Nathan Kaplan, Karl Rubin, Alice Silverberg

This conference is supported by NSF grant DMS-1643328 and by the UCI Thorp Chair endowment.