Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Department of Mathematics Seminars and colloquia Number Theory Seminar |

For the academic year 2007-2008, this seminar is being co-organized by Ben Brubaker and Kiran Kedlaya. For more information about the seminar, contact Ben Brubaker.

This semester, the seminar meets Thursdays at 4:00pm in 4-149 unless a colloquium talk is scheduled at MIT (as indicated on the dates below) or otherwise noted.

Abstracts are linked from the talk titles, as provided. The schedule from the Fall semester can be viewed here.

## DATE |
## SPEAKER |
## TITLE |

February 7 | COLLOQUIUM Dennis Sullivan (CUNY) |
Master Equation Package up to homotopy (Rm. 4-370) |

February 14 | Kathrin Bringmann (Minnesota) |
Hypergeometric series, automorphic forms, and mock theta functions (4-149) |

February 21 | HARVARD COLLOQUIUM Peter Sarnak (Princeton/IAS) |
Equidistribution and primes (Science Center D) |

February 28 | HARVARD COLLOQUIUM Henri Darmon (McGill University) |
Rational points on elliptic curves and cycles on Shimura varieties (Science Center D) |

March 6 | NO SEMINAR Peter March (NSF DMS) speaking |
An overview of the NSF division of mathematical sciences |

March 13 | Scott Carnahan (MIT) |
The Generalized Moonshine Conjecture (4-149) |

March 20 | COLLOQUIUM Ehud Hrushovski (Hebrew University/Yale) |
Model theory of valued fields (Rm. 4-370) |

March 27 | NO SEMINAR | MIT SPRING BREAK |

April 7 | Igor Shparlinski (Macquarie Univ.) |
Fermat Quotients |

April 10 | Grace Lyo (MIT) |
Semisimple group rings and their modules |

April 17 | Mirela Çiperiani (Columbia) |
Tate-Shafarevich groups over anticyclotomic Z_p extensions at supersingular primes |

April 24 | Peter McNamara (MIT) |
Arizona Winter School Redux |

May 1 | Alex Kontorovich (Brown) |
Almost-Primes in Thin Orbits |

May 8 | COLLOQUIUM Rick Schoen (Stanford) |
TBA (Rm. 4-237) |

May 15 | COLLOQUIUM Hans Duistermaat (Universiteit Utrecht) |
TBA (Rm. 4-370) |