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 (Chair: Matt)

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 (Chair: Min)

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 (Chair: Mirela)

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 at 8:30 after the Saturday evening reception. The dinner will be at Barley & Board. Please RSVP to William Cherry by Thursday, August 31 if you would like participate in the dinner.


In theory, permit parking on the UNT campus is enforced 24 hours per day, seven days per week. Do NOT park in residence hall parking lots; parking is strictly enforced in those lots. I also advise against parking in hourly lots, unless you pay the required fee; some of these lots have "smart meters" that allow you to pay via a smartphone app. There is also a paid garage next to the classroom building where the meeting will take place. There is free street parking not too far from campus if you are willing to look and walk a little. Note that street parking on campus itself is also by permit only. You can also click here to purchase and print out a temporary parking permit that will allow you to park in a campus surface lot (or appropriate on-campus street parking spots). Although permit parking in faculty/staff lots with signs like those to the left is theoretically enforced on the weekend, the probability of getting a citation on the weekend might be low (but I am not sure). Do not risk parking on campus without a permit before 5 on Friday; you will likely get a ticket and may be towed. If you do get a ticket, visitors to campus who have not received other UNT parking citations in the past year can often get the fine waived; see the bottom of page 28 here.


Sunday Afternoon Airport Shuttle

UNT is providing a complimentary shuttle to the airport on Sunday afternoon, but you have to sign up for it in advance. Click here to make a bus reservation.

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.