AWM Workshop in Number Theory

Organizers: Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research Bianca Viray, Brown University

The format for the AWM JMM Workshop has changed starting this year. The workshop now focuses on a single area of mathematics and highlights the work of women in this area, inviting both senior and junior researchers to speak. This year Number Theory is the topic, and we built on the work of the WIN Network to bring together a strong program representing some recent work by female researchers and collaboration groups in number theory. Many of the talks in this year’s program represent work which was done by the collaboration groups formed at WIN2 at Banff International Research Station 2011, many of which will appear in the WIN2 Proceedings Volume.

Program: Saturday January 12, 2013, 8:00 a.m.-10:55 a.m.
Room 6F, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

§ 8:00 a.m.
Zeta zeroes of Artin--Schreier curves.
Chantal David*, Concordia University
Alina Bucur, UCSD
Brooke Feigon, CUNY
Matilde Lalin, University of Montreal
Kaneenika Sinha, Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Kolkata

§ 8:30 a.m.
How often is #E(Fp) squarefree?
Shabnam Akhtari, University of Oregon
Chantal David, Concordia University
Heekyoung Hahn, Duke University
Lola Thompson*, University of Georgia

§ 9:00 a.m.
Parametrizing D4 covers over finite fields.
Alina Bucur*, UCSD
Ling Hoeschler, University of Illinois at Chicago
Renate Scheidler, University of Calgary
Melanie Matchett Wood, University of Wisconsin-Madison

§ 9:30 a.m.
Enumerating abelian varieties using matrix groups.
Cassie L Williams*, James Madison University

§ 10:00 a.m.
Mahler measure of some singular K3-surfaces.
Marie-Jose Bertin, Universite Pierre et Marie Curie
Amy Feaver, University of Colorado at Boulder
Jenny Fuselier, High Point University
Matilde Lalin, University of Montreal
Michelle Manes*, University of Hawaii at Manoa

§ 10:30 a.m.
Ramanujan-type Supercongruences and complex multiplications on elliptic curves.
Sarah Chisholm, University of Calgary, Canada
Alyson Deines, University of Washington, USA
Ling Long*, Cornell University/Iowa State University, USA
Gabriele Nebe, RWTH Aachen University, Germany
Holly Swisher, Oregon State University, USA



Remarks from the AWM President

Mentors meet with mentees


§ Saturday January 12, 2013, 1:00 p.m.-5:55 p.m.
AWM Workshop on Number Theory
Room 6F, Upper Level, San Diego Convention Center

§ 1:00 p.m.
Newton polygons for a variant of the Kloosterman family.
Rebecca Bellovin, Stanford University
Sharon Anne Garthwaite, Bucknell University
Ekin Ozman, University of Texas - Austin
Rachel Pries*, Colorado State University
Cassandra Williams, James Madison University
Hui June Zhu, SUNY - Buffalo

§ 1:30 p.m.
Newton and Hodge Polygons for a Variant of the Kloosterman Family.
Rebecca Bellovin, Stanford University
Sharon Anne Garthwaite, Bucknell University
Ekin Ozman*, University of Texas-Austin
Rachel Pries, Colorado State University
Cassandra Williams, Colorado State University
Hui June Zhu, State University of New York

§ 2:00 p.m.
The a-numbers of Jacobians of Suzuki Curves.
Holley Friedlander, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
Derek Garton, Northwestern University
Beth Malmskog*, Colorado College
Rachel Pries, Colorado State University
Colin Weir, University of Calgary

§ 2:30 p.m.
Simultaneous Prime Values of Pairs of Quadratic Forms.
D. R. Heath-Brown, University of Oxford
Lillian B. Pierce*, University of Oxford

§ 3:00 p.m.
Arithmetic of thin groups.
Elena Fuchs*, University of California, Berkeley

§ 3:30 p.m.
Weierstrass points on the Drinfeld modular curve X0(p).
Christelle Vincent*, Stanford University

§ 4:00 p.m.
Local global compatibility and monodromy.
Ana Caraiani*, University of Chicago

§ 4:30 p.m.
Comparing the arithmetic intersection formulas of Bruinier-Yang and Lauter-Viray.
Jacqueline Anderson, Brown University
Jennifer S. Balakrishnan*, Harvard University
Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research
Jennifer Park, MIT
Bianca Viray, Brown University

§ 5:00 p.m.
On the Independence of Heegner Points.
Hatice Sahinoglu*, Max Planck Institute for Mathematics

§ 5:30 p.m.
The computation of anticyclotomic \Lambda-adic regulators of elliptic curves.
Mirela Ciperiani*, The University of Texas at Austin


AWM Poster Session and Reception

Organizing committee:

  • Kristin Lauter, Microsoft Research
  • Kathryn Leonard, CSU Channel Islands
  • Christina Sormani, CUNY Graduate Center
  • Bianca Viray, Brown University

The AWM Workshop now has a separate poster session, representing the work of female graduate students in all areas of math.

Friday January 11, 2013, 6:00PM-7:15 p.m.
AWM Poster Session
Foyer, Mezzanine Level, San Diego Convention Center

§ Bounds on the radius of the p-adic Mandelbrot set.
Jacqueline Anderson*, Brown University

§ Constructing Graphs with No Immersion of Large Complete Graphs.
Megan E. Heenehan*, Wesleyan University
Karen L. Collins, Wesleyan University

§ Almost universal ternary sums of squares and (2p+2)-gonal numbers.
Anna Haensch*, Wesleyan University

§ Cross-Characteristic Representations of Sp_6(2^a) and Their Restrictions to Proper Subgroups.
Amanda A. Schaeffer Fry*, University of Arizona

§ Explicit Uniform Bounds for Preperiodic Points in Families of Twists.
Alon Levy, Brown University
Michelle Manes, University of Hawaii at Manoa
Bianca Thompson*, University of Hawaii at Manoa

§ Effect of stretch-dependent proliferation on collective cell migration.
Tracy L. Stepien*, Department of Mathematics/University of Pittsburgh
David Swigon, Department of Mathematics/University of Pittsburgh

§ Affine pavings of Hessenberg varieties.
Martha E Precup*, University of Notre Dame

§ Continuity Properties of Camassa--Holm Type Equations.
Katelyn J Grayshan*, University of Notre Dame

§ A Fast Algorithm to solve the Biharmonic equation with application to slow viscous flow.
Aditi Ghosh*, Texas A&M University, College Station
Prabir Daripa, Texas A&M University, College Station

§ New Combinatorial Methods for Computing the Intersection Cohomology Poincaré Polynomial for Schubert Varieties.
Jennifer A. Koonz*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

§ Large gaps between zeros of Dedekind zeta-functions of quadratic number fields.
Caroline L. Turnage-Butterbaugh*, University of Mississippi

§ Rigidity in Topological Dynamics.
Kelly Brooke Yancey*, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

§ Betti diagrams of modules over short graded Gorenstein rings.
Courtney Gibbons*, University of Nebraska-Lincoln

§ A Diagrammatic Multivariate Alexander Invariant of Tangles.
Kathleen Grace Kennedy*, University of California, Santa Barbara

§ Generalizing traces of Frobenius for metabelian Galois representations.
Rachel M. Davis*, University of Wisconsin-Madison

§ Twisted Weyl group multiple Dirichlet series over the rational function field.
Holley A Friedlander*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst

§ Knots in thick, self avoiding random walks in 3-space.
Laura Zirbel*, University of California, Santa Barbara

§ The cluster value problem in spaces of continuous functions.
Sofia Ortega Castillo*, Texas A&M University

§ Unknotting Moves of Virtual Knots.
Melanie DeVries*, University of Nebraska - Lincoln

§ Closure Properties of Stackable Groups.
Ashley Johnson*, University of Nebraska - Lincoln