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Computational Arithmetic Geometry

Vancouver, July 5 - 9, 2004


The workshop takes place at PIMS SFU, in the east academic annex of Burnaby Campus. On this map it is at the far right, just below the water tower. We have a catered lunch all 5 days of the workshop.
(*)Talks marked with (*) are suitable for a wider mathematical audience

Monday, July 5

10:00-12:00 Welcome to PIMS. See Olga German for information. Computers and rooms available for collaboration.
12:00-13:20 Lunch
13:30-14:20 p-Selmer groups that can be arbitrarily large, Ed Schaefer
15:00-15:50 Rational points on varieties, Bjorn Poonen (*)

Tuesday, July 6

11:00-11:50 Computing rational torsion on elliptic curves in linear time, Iftikhar Burhanuddin
12:00-13:20 Lunch
13:30-14:20 Diophantine equations of signature (n,n,3), Soroosh Yazdani
15:00-15:50 Diophantine equations via modular methods, Michael Bennett (*)

Wednesday, July 7

12:00-13:20 Lunch
13:30-14:20 Computing the Brauer-Manin Obstruction, Martin Bright
15:00-15:50 Shafarevich-Tate groups of Jacobians, Victor Flynn (*)

Thursday, July 8

11:00-11:50 Differential rings and operators in Magma, Alexa van der Waall (*)
12:00-13:20 Lunch
13:30-14:20 Torsors and descent, Bjorn Poonen
15:00-15:50 Diagonal cubic surfaces and the magic square torus, Bjorn Poonen

Friday, July 9

11:00-11:50 Realising endomorphisms of Jacobians with correspondences, Ben Smith
12:00-13:20 Lunch
13:30-14:20 On the field of moduli of curves, Tony Shaska
15:00-15:50 The arithmetic of Prym varieties in Genus 3, Nils Bruin (*)

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