Introductory Workshop on Euler Systems and Special Values of L-functions

21 - 25 August 2017
Organisers :
  • Dimitar Jetchev
  • Philippe Michel
  • Christopher Skinner
  • Henri Darmon
The method of Euler systems models L-functions of automorphic forms in terms of motivic or Galois cohomological data (Galois cohomology classes). It is a major tool in the proof of the known cases of the Bloch-Kato conjectures.

The objective of the workshop is to introduce graduate students and junior researchers to ...

Special Cycles on Shimura Varieties and Iwasawa Theory

28 August - 01 September 2017
Organisers :
  • Henri Darmon
  • Dimitar Jetchev
  • Christopher Skinner
  • Philippe Michel
Euler systems have been powerful tools in the study of the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture. As such, understanding more conceptually the constructions of Euler systems and relating these to other areas of mathematics such as representation theory could be of great interest. The goal of the conference will be to ...

Professor Karl Rubin Bernoulli Lecture - Some new conjectures about abelian points on elliptic curves.

14 September 2017
Organisers :
  • Karl Rubin

In this talk I will begin by introducing elliptic curves and some basic questions about them. After recalling what is known in the case of elliptic curves over the rational numbers, I will discuss some new heuristics and conjectures about how the group of points grows in towers of abelian ...

Recent Developments on the Arithmetic of Special Values of L-functions

11 - 15 December 2017
Organisers :
  • Henri Darmon
  • Dimitar Jetchev
  • Philippe Michel
  • Christopher Skinner
This conference will conclude the semester program on "Euler Systems and Special Values of L-functions". The goal will be to present recent advances in the constructions of Euler systems, their applications to the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture and Iwasawa theory. Emphasis will be given on novel results obtained during the ...

Borel combinatorics and ergodic theory conference

05 - 09 February 2018
Organisers :
  • Clinton Conley
  • Damien Gaboriau
The study of measurable group actions on standard Borel spaces is of central importance both in descriptive set theory and ergodic theory.

In recent years, the study of (definable) combinatorial structures (such as graphs, simplicial complexes, geometric objects...) has shown itself to be a powerful tool for understanding group actions and ...

Structure and dynamics of Polish groups conference

19 - 23 March 2018
Organisers :
  • Andreas Thom
  • Todor Tsankov
Polish topological groups comprise all locally compact second countable groups, but also most interesting topological transformation groups such as homeomorphism and diffeomorphism groups of compact manifolds, isometry groups of separable complete metric spaces, and automorphism groups of countable model theoretical structures. While all of these classes had been intensively studied ...

Large scale geometry of Polish groups workshop

26 - 29 March 2018
Organisers :
  • Justin Moore
  • Christian Rosendal
The topic of this workshop will be geometric group theory in a larger context. As is well known, there are close links between geometric group theory of finitely generated or locally compact groups and geometric non-linear functional analysis, i.e., the non-linear geometry of Banach spaces. While this has for a ...

Ideals and exceptional sets in Polish spaces

04 - 08 June 2018
Organisers :
  • Márton Elekes
  • Slawomir Solecki
Exceptional sets play an important role in numerous branches of mathematics, for instance in measure theory, topology, harmonic and complex analysis, Banach space theory, algebraic geometry, combinatorics, probability and ergodic theory, set theory and descriptive set theory, just to mention a few. Exceptional sets describe notions of smallness from various ...

Descriptive set theory conference

18 - 22 June 2018
Organisers :
  • Alexander Kechris
  • Benjamin Miller
  • Stevo Todorčević
This is the last conference of the semester and will be of a more general nature than the earlier more specialized conferences and workshops of the program. It will cover broad aspects of descriptive set theory and its connections with other areas of mathematics.