Modular Forms and Curves of Low Genus: Computational Aspects
(September 28  October 2, 2015)
One of the crowning achievements of number theory in the 20th century is the construction of the modularity correspondence between elliptic curves with rational coefficients and modular forms of weight 2. The consequences of this result resound throughout number theory; for instance, it enables the resolution of certain problems of diophantine equations (e.g., Fermat's last theorem) as well as the systematic tabulation of elliptic curves, which in turn provides the basis for many new conjectures and results.
The aim of this workshop is to lay the groundwork for extending this correspondence to curves of small genus over number fields. The general framework for this correspondence is predicted by the Langlands program, but much remains to be made explicit. We will explore theoretical, algorithmic, computational, and experimental questions on both sides of the correspondence, with an eye towards tabulation of numerical data and formulation of precise conjectures.
NOTE: Participants of this workshop may also be interested in registering for the fall 2015 Algebraic Geometry Northeastern Series (AGNES) conference being held at Brown University from October 2October 4, as well as a ICERM's public lecture "Lotteries and Geometries" the evening of Friday, October 2.
Organizing Committee
 John Cremona
(University of Warwick)  Kiran Kedlaya
(University of California, San Diego)  Kristin Lauter
(Microsoft Research)  Ralf Schmidt
(University of Oklahoma)  Joseph Silverman
(Brown University)

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