Collaborative Number Theory Seminar at the CUNY Graduate Center

Co-organizers: Gautam Chinta, Brooke Feigon, Krzysztof Klosin, Maria Sabitova, Lucien Szpiro.

The seminar currently meets Fridays 2:00 to 3:30 PM in Room 3209. The CUNY Graduate Center is located on Fifth Avenue, on the east side of the street, between 34th and 35th Streets in midtown Manhattan. For further information, please contact Maria Sabitova.

Fall 2014 Schedule:

September 19: Lloyd West (CUNY)

Title: Moduli spaces of arithmetic dynamical systems: invariants and fields of definition

Abstract: I shall describe how to use the classical invariant theory of binary forms to construct the moduli space, $M_d$, of degree $d$ arithmetic dynamical systems on the projective line (i.e. degree $d$ rational maps). In particular, I shall give an explicit description in the case $d=3$. I shall then discuss the issue of field of moduli verses field of definition, and show how to solve this problem explicitly for the spaces $M_d$.

October 10: Alexei Entin (IAS)

Title: On the Bateman-Horn conjecture for polynomials over large finite fields


October 31: Alex Kemarsky (Technion Israel Institute of Technology)

Title: Gamma factors of GL_n(R)-distinguished representations of GL_n(C)

Abstract: An irreducible representation (\pi,V) of GL_n(C) is called GL_n(R)-distinguished if there exists a non-zero continuous GL_n(R)-invariant functional L:V \to C. In the talk we give a necessary condition for GL_n(R)-distinction. As a corollary, we prove that the Rankin-Selberg gamma factors of \pi \times \pi' at s=1/2 for \pi,\pi' distinguished representations of GL_m(C), GL_n(C) respectively equals 1.

November 14: Thomas Tucker (University of Rochester)



November 21: Jonah Leshin (CUNY)



December 12: Xiaoqing Li (SUNY Buffalo)



Seminar schedule in past semesters:

Spring 2014
Fall 2013

Spring 2013

Fall 2012
Spring 2012

Fall 2011

Spring 2011
Fall 2009
Spring 2009
Spring 2007
Fall 2006
Spring 2006