Iwasawa theory is an active and rapidly growing area of research
linked to much of the progress on important solved and unsolved
problems in algebraic number theory, such as Fermat's Last Theorem
and the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture. Its basis lies in
two key ideas: that certain arithmetic objects behave regularly
in pro-p towers of number fields and that the resulting limit objects
may be linked to analytic objects known as p-adic L-functions.
The Summer School in Iwasawa Theory will consist of integrated
lecture series by four highly distinguished arithmetic geometers
working in the field of Iwasawa theory. It is designed as an introduction
to both the foundations of Iwasawa theory and some of its lines
of current research.
The lecture series will be aimed squarely at the graduate-student
audience for whom the school is designed. Graduate students are
invited to apply for funding. Others are welcome to attend. A number
of students will have the chance to work in groups on a project
designed by one of the lecturers and present their results towards
the end of the program.
Talks will begin the morning of August 9 and end midday on August
13. All talks will be held in Hamilton Hall 109.
Speakers and titles of lecture series:
John Coates, Cambridge University,
An introduction to non-commutative Iwasawa
Robert Pollack, Boston University,
Iwasawa theory of elliptic curves
Ralph Greenberg, University of Washington,
Introduction to Iwasawa theory
Eric Urban, Columbia University,
Eisenstein ideals and main conjectures
in Iwasawa theory
NOTE: If you would like to be a member of
a group working on a project relating to the lecture series of one
of the speakers, please indicate in the comments box on the form
which lecture series.
Financial support for current graduate students
-Deadline to apply for support was May 1, 2007
Applicants are requested to ask a ask a research supervisor to
send a letter of recommendation directly to firstname.lastname@example.org
Dept. of Mathematics and Statistics, McMaster University
1280 Main Street West, Hamilton, Ontario L8S 4K1
Funding for housing will attempt to cover the double-occupancy
rate in Les
Prince Hall. Applicants for funding are advised to book their
Hotels and Campus Housing in Hamilton
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approx. $89.00 single/$95.00 double (corporate rate)
approx. $89.95 single (corporate rate)
Travel to McMaster University
To/From Toronto Pearson Airport:
Airways Transit has given us a conference rate of $45/person
each way. This should be reserved in advance through airwaystransit.com
or using this Airways form.
Aeroport Taxi (http://www.aeroporttaxi.com)
runs to/from Hamilton at a rate of $70/each way. Their phone
1-800-465-3434. One need not reserve in advance on the inbound
Public transportation to/from Hamilton is less expensive,
but can be difficult. Please see here (http://act.mcmaster.ca/transit/toronto.htm#torontopearson)
for more details.
To/From Buffalo Airport:
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Phone number: 1-800-604-1570.
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