Special Session on Numbers, Functions, Transcendence, and Geometry

to be held Saturday, September 9, 2017 and Sunday, September 10, 2017 at the University of North Texas, as part of the Fall 2017 Central Section Meeting of the American Mathematical Society.


William Cherry, University of North Texas, wcherry@unt.edu
Mirela Çiperiani, UT Austin, mirela at math dot utexas dot edu
Matt Papanikolas, Texas A&M, map@math.tamu.edu
Min Ru, University of Houston, minru@math.uh.edu


Online Registration

Save time Saturday morning by registering online, through September 5.


Saturday Morning, September 9, 2017

TimeSpeakerTitle (click on the title to see an abstract)
8:30 - 8:50Arunabha BiswasA short story about higher Mahler measure
9:00 - 9:20Dermot McCarthySequences, Modular Forms and Cellular Integrals
9:30 - 9:50Riad MasriThe distribution of G-Weyl CM fields and the Colmez conjecture
10:00 - 10:20Neranga FernandoReversed Dickson polynomials of the (k+1)-th kind over finite fields, II
10:30 - 10:50Lenny FukshanskySolving systems of quadratic equations over $\overline{\mathbb{Q}}$

Saturday Afternoon, September 9, 2017

TimeSpeakerTitle (click on the title to see an abstract)
2:30 - 2:50Paul VojtaBirational Nevanlinna constants and work of Autissier
3:00 - 3:20Aaron LevinGreatest common divisors and Diophantine approximation
3:30 - 3:50David McKinnonIntegral points and higher codimension
4:00 - 4:20David FreemanGeneralized Palindromic Continued Fractions
4:30 - 4:50Gordon HeierReduction of manifolds with semi-negative holomorphic sectional curvature

Sunday Morning, September 10, 2017

TimeSpeakerTitle (click on the title to see an abstract)
8:00 - 8:20Ricardo ConceicaoSolutions of the Hurwitz equation over polynomial rings
8:30 - 8:50Anastassia EtropolskiTorsion on elliptic curves over cubic number fields
9:00 - 9:20Padmavathi SrinivasanConductors and minimal discriminants of hyperelliptic curves
9:30 - 9:50Anthony Várilly-AlvaradoVojta's conjecture and uniform boundedness of full-level structures on abelian varieties over number fields
10:00 - 10:20Douglas UlmerAlgebraic approaches to the Brauer-Siegel ratio for abelian varieties over function fields
10:30 - 10:50Jennifer BergBrauer Manin obstruction to integral points on affine Châtelet surfaces
11:00 - 11:20Corey StoneHigher Fitting Ideals of Iwasawa Modules

Note: This session has no talks scheduled for Sunday afternoon.


On Saturday, September 9, there will be a dinner for the session participants after the Saturday evening reception. More details coming in August.


Parking in many UNT surface lots that require permits during weekdays do not require permits during the weekend. Read signs carefully before parking, but despite what is written on the AMS website, you should not need to resort to parking in one of the paid garages in order to park on campus on Saturday or Sunday. Do stay away from residence hall parking lots where permit parking tends to be enforced 24 hours per day seven days per week. Faculty, staff, and commuter lots tend to only require permits Mondays through Fridays, but rules vary somewhat from lot to lot. If you do not mind paying for parking, the paid garage adjacent to the Business Leadership Building is probably the closest parking to the talks. You can read more about parking on the UNT campus at transportation.unt.edu/parking, although the information posted there is not actually all that helpful.

More Information

click here for the AMS web page with the full conference program. Information about travel to Denton and hotels can be found here.