July 13, 2017 - The Simons Foundation announced a new Simons Collaboration - Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory and Computation - which grew directly out of the Fall 2015 ICERM program Computational Aspects of the Langlands Program. The collaboration includes Jennifer Balakrishnan (BU), Noam Elkies (Harvard), Bjorn Poonen (MIT), Andrew Sutherland (MIT), and John Voight (Dartmouth), and Brendan Hassett (Director, ICERM).

The budget is nearly $8 million across the five participating institutions over the four years of the project. This will support programmers and staff mathematicians with a view toward enriching databases of elliptic curves, L-functions, and varieties over finite fields and extending them to new classes of objects. We expect these to inspire new progress on fundamental questions in algebraic geometry, Galois representations, and number theory.

As the lead node of the collaboration, ICERM will provide logistical support and host two workshops in 2019 and 2020.

ICERM is grateful that the Simons Foundation is investing these resources in the computationally-inspired mathematical research that is a major strand of ICERM's mission.