PhD Reading Seminar

Our PhD reading seminar is a more informal, discussion-based seminar where we read through selected papers as a collective. While the seminar is open to everyone, we are proposing "professor-free" sessions to keep the informal tone. Since we read through the papers together, we don't set a fixed agenda for each session, but simply continue with the paper as far as time allows.

During the semester this seminar will be held on Thursdays from 11:30 - 12:30 in Übungsraum 2 of the Mathematical Institute. At 12.30 there will be an informal discussion on questions arising from research.

For more information on the seminar please email Josh Males at jmales@math.uni-koeln.de.

   

Periods - Kontsevich & Zagier

We start this semester by discussing the paper "Periods" by Kontsevich & Zagier. Dates and the first few (tentative) topics are below

Date: Time: Title: Discussion lead by:
15.03.19 (Friday) 13:30 - 14:30 Introduction to Periods Jonathan Schürr
22.03.19 (Friday) 13:30 - 14:30 Periods and Differential Equations I Christina Röhrig
29.03.19 (Friday) 13:30 - 14:30 Periods and Differential Equations II Stephan Ehlen
04.04.19 12:00 - 13:00 Question session -
11.04.19 12:00 - 13:00 Apéry's Differential Equation Jonas Kaszian
18.04.19 12:00 - 13:00 Introduction to L-functions Josh Males
25.04.19 11:30 - 12:30 Question session -
02.05.19 11:30 - 12:30 Periods and L-functions Jonathan Schürr
09.05.19 11:30 - 12:30 L-functions of Modular Forms and Periods Christina Röhrig
16.05.19 11:30 - 12:30 Question session -
23.05.19 11:30 - 12:30 Periods and elliptic curves Joint
30.05.19 (Bank holiday) - - -
06.05.19 11:30 - 12:30 BSD Conjecture Jonathan Schürr
13.06.19 (Pentecost holiday) - - -
21.06.19 (Friday) 15:30 - 16:30 Colmez Conjecture and motives Josh Males

Research Talks

For two weeks we have the some talks on current research in number theory.

Date: Time: Title: Speaker(s):
27.06.19 12:00 - 13:00 Generalisations of Period Polynomials Steffen Löbrich & Markus Schwagenscheidt
11.07.19 12:00 - 13:00 Higher Green's Functions Stephan Ehlen

Mini-seminar - Siegel Modular Forms

Our second topic this semester is a short introductory seminar on Siegel modular forms given by Christina Röhrig.

Date: Time: Title:
18.07.19 12:00 - 13:00