Student Seminar: Number Theory and Automorphic Forms

Organizers: Lior Silberman, Julia Gordon

Contact: lior @ MATH 229B 604-827-3031

Fall 2017: Algebraic Number Theory

We will study algebraic number theory following Weil's monograph, "Basic Number Theory" [1]. Rough topics include local field (and local division algebras), global fields, and simple algebras over global fields (including and zetafunctions of division algebras over global fields).


Section references are to [1] unless noted otherwise.

Meeting Title Speaker Material Notes
1. 18/9 Local fields Nikhil Kher §§I.2-4  
2. 25/9 Lattices and duality Ashvni Narayanan Ch.II  
3. 2/10 Places of A-fields Nicolas Lai Ch.III  
4. 16/10 Adeles Zvi Shem-Tov Ch.IV  
5. 23/10 (continued)
Algebraic Number Fields
Sivasankar Nair
6. 30/10 (continued) (continued)    
7. 6/11 Zetafunctions of A-fields Ed Belk Ch. VII  
6. 20/11 (continued) (continued)    


Topics Author(s) Title Data
[1] André Weil Basic Number Theory Springer, 1973

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