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Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Thu 18 Sep 2014, 3:30pm
Number Theory Seminar
room MATH 126
From Ramanujan graphs to Ramanujan complexes
room MATH 126
Thu 18 Sep 2014, 3:30pm-4:30pm

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Ramanujan graphs are optimal expanders (from spectral point of view). Explicit constructions of such graphs were given in the 80's as quotients of the Bruhat-Tits tree associated with GL(2) over a local field F, by suitable congruence subgroups. The spectral bounds were proved using works of Hecke, Deligne and Drinfeld on the "Ramanujan conjecture" in the theory of automorphic forms. The work of Lafforgue, extending Drinfeld from GL(2) to GL(n), opened the door for the construction of Ramanujan complexes as quotients of the Bruhat-Tits buildings. This gives finite simplical complxes which on one hand are "random like" and at the same time have strong symmetries. Recently various applications have been found in combinatorics, coding theory and in relation to Gromov's overlapping properties. We will describe these developments and give some details on recent applications. 
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UBC
Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3:30pm
Number Theory Seminar
room MATH 126
Primitive and doubly primitive divisors in dynamical sequences
room MATH 126
Thu 25 Sep 2014, 3:30pm-4:30pm

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Université Pierre et Marie Curie
Thu 2 Oct 2014, 3:30pm
Number Theory Seminar
room MATH 126
Points of small height on abelian varieties over function fields
room MATH 126
Thu 2 Oct 2014, 3:30pm-4:30pm

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An old conjecture of Lang (for elliptic curves) generalized by Silverman, asserts that the Néron-Tate height of a rational point of an abelian variety defined over a number field can be bounded below linearly in terms of the Faltings height of the underlying abelian variety. We shall explore the function field analogue of this problem.
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Dick Gross
Thu 9 Oct 2014, 3:30pm
Number Theory Seminar
room MATH 126
TBA
room MATH 126
Thu 9 Oct 2014, 3:30pm-4:30pm

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TBA
Thu 16 Oct 2014, 3:30pm
Number Theory Seminar
room MATH 126
room MATH 126
Thu 16 Oct 2014, 3:30pm-4:30pm

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Avi Kulkarni
SFU
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 3:30pm
Number Theory Seminar
room MATH 126
TBA
room MATH 126
Thu 23 Oct 2014, 3:30pm-4:30pm

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Emory University
Thu 30 Oct 2014, 3:30pm
Number Theory Seminar
room MATH 126
TBA
room MATH 126
Thu 30 Oct 2014, 3:30pm-4:30pm

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Uriya First
UBC
Thu 6 Nov 2014, 3:30pm
Number Theory Seminar
room MATH 126
TBA
room MATH 126
Thu 6 Nov 2014, 3:30pm-4:30pm

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TBA
Thu 13 Nov 2014, 3:30pm
Number Theory Seminar
room MATH 126
room MATH 126
Thu 13 Nov 2014, 3:30pm-4:30pm

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TBA
Thu 20 Nov 2014, 3:30pm
Number Theory Seminar
room MATH 126
room MATH 126
Thu 20 Nov 2014, 3:30pm-4:30pm

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TBA
Thu 27 Nov 2014, 3:30pm
Number Theory Seminar
room MATH 126
room MATH 126
Thu 27 Nov 2014, 3:30pm-4:30pm

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