- Jennifer Balakrishnan (Boston U.),
- Wen-Ching Winnie Li (Penn State),
- Joseph Silverman (Brown),
- Kristin Lauter (Microsoft Research), and
- Barry Mazur (Harvard))
- Algebraic numbers and Diophantine equations,
- Arithmetic geometry,
- Arithmetic statistics and its environs, and
- Modular forms and related topics.
We hosted a joint sectional meeting of the Western and Central sections of the AMS in March, 2019. (This followed our Western sectional meeting in 2012, meeting #1078.)
More info from AMS:
March 22-24, 2019 (Friday – Sunday) University of Hawaii at Manoa, Honolulu, HI (Spring Central and Western Joint Sectional Meeting)
Meeting # 1147, Abstract Issue: 40/2
The 2019 Einstein Lecture will take place at the university’s Kennedy Theatre in March. It is a public lecture; help us spread the news across campus, to local higher education institutions, to local high schools, and to other interested people.
The American Mathematical Society Presents
The 2019 AMS Einstein Public Lecture in Mathematics
ON THE ARITHMETIC OF CURVES
SATURDAY, MARCH 23 AT 5:30 P.M.
Kennedy Theatre, University of Hawai’i at Manoa
Reception to follow.
Barry Mazur is Gerhard Gade University Professor at Harvard University. Winner of many awards and prizes, including the National Medal of Science, Mazur has done outstanding work in many areas of mathematics—his work provided a foundation for the proof of Fermat’s Last Theorem—and is known for being able to communicate those results to non-mathematicians and to relish doing so. His former dean, Jeremy Knowles, said:
“Barry is not only a brilliant mathematician, but a wonderful teacher who engages biologists, physicists, economists, and others and seduces them into an understanding of the beauty and use of mathematics.”
In this public lecture, Mazur will give a survey of current approaches, results, and conjectures in the vibrant subject of algebraic curves.
The Einstein Lecture is part of the 2019 AMS Spring Central and Western Joint Sectional Meeting (March 22–24) at the University of Hawaii at Manoa.