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HINT 2019

The Hawai’i Number Theory Conference 2019 (HINT 2019) was held in Keller (with plenary talks in Bilger Hall) during Spring break (March 18–21, 2019) and boasted 54 speakers and more than 150 participants from around the world. The five plenary speakers,
  • Jennifer Balakrishnan (Boston U.),
  • Wen-Ching Winnie Li (Penn State),
  • Joseph Silverman (Brown),
  • Kristin Lauter (Microsoft Research), and
  • Barry Mazur (Harvard))
were joined by speakers in four concurrently running special sessions:
  • Algebraic numbers and Diophantine equations,
  • Arithmetic geometry,
  • Arithmetic statistics and its environs, and
  • Modular forms and related topics.
The organizers were UH faculty members Annie Carter, Pavel Guerzhoy, and Robert Harron, as well as regular visitor Claude Levesque (U. Laval). They were joined by special session organizers Piper H (UH), Michelle Manes (UH/NSF), and Ken Ono (Emory). The NSF grant DMS-1903815 provided funding to support participants’ travel and lodging and the UH Mānoa Department of Mathematics provided some additional funds for refreshments.
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Joint Sectional meeting

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

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Einstein Lecture by Mazur

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

BARRY MAZUR
Harvard University

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.

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