Instructor: 
Nils Bruin nbruin@sfu.ca SC K 10507 (778) 782 3794 

Webpage:  http://www.cecm.sfu.ca/~nbruin/math894padic  
Textbook: 
Neal Koblitz padic Number, padic Analysis, and ZetaFunctions. Graduate Texts in Mathematics, 58. SpringerVerlag, New York, 1977. x+122 pp. ISBN: 0387902740 

Meetings:  Thursday, 12:30  14:20, P 9318 (part of P 9309, next to AQ level stairs entrance) First meeting January 10 

Goal and format: 
The goal is that the participants learn about padic analysis. As a specific goal,
we will work towards Dwork's proof of the rationality of zeta functions of hypersurfaces over
finite fields.
Each meeting, one of the participants will lecture on a part of the textbook. We will fix the assignment of topics and the lecture schedule on the first meeting, January 10. Lecturers, as a guideline, should prepare a lecture of about an hour. Our time slot allows for overrun and discussion. 

Grading:  Based on lectures, participation, and assignments 

Lecture schedule: 
