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 email@example.com.
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|
For two weeks we have the some talks on current research in number theory.
|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|
Our second topic this semester is a short introductory seminar on Siegel modular forms given by Christina Röhrig.
|18.07.19||12:00 - 13:00|