Boston University Number Theory Expository Seminar


BUNTES is a graduate student-run seminar in Number Theory. Everyone is welcome!

Time: Thursday 2pm - 4pm

Location: MCS 148


We will treat several topics during the Fall 2018 semester. These are the references we will use for each of them:

Supersingular Isogeny Graphs and Quaternion Algebras (SIG)

p-divisible Groups and Formal Groups (pFG)

Shimura Varieties and p-adic Uniformization (SHV)


There are html and pdf versions of the notes, courtesy of Alex Best.

Date Topic Title Speaker Notes
September 6 SIG Isogeny Graphs: Background and Motivation María Inés Lecture 1
September 13 SIG Supersingular Isogeny Graphs in Cryptography Asra Lecture 2
September 20 SIG Introduction to Quaternion Algebras Alex Lecture 3
September 27 SIG The Deuring correspondence María Inés Lecture 4
October 4 pFG Introduction to p-Divisible Groups Sachi Lecture 5
October 11 SHV Modular Curves Aashraya Lecture 6
October 18 SHV Modular Forms Asra Lecture 7
October 25 SHV Abelian Varieties and Jacobians Angus Lecture 8
November 1 SHV Hodge Structures Ricky Lecture 9
November 8 SHV Variations of Hodge Structures Sachi Lecture 10
November 15 SHV Hermitian Symmetric Domains Ricky Lecture 11
November 22 NO MEETING (Thanksgiving break)
November 29 SHV Shimura Varieties Angus Lecture 12
December 6 SHV Alex Lecture 13