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Tag Archives: Akshay Venkatesh
Abandonware
For a young mathematician, there is a lot of pressure to publish (or perish). The role of forprofit academic publishing is to publish large amounts of crappy mathematics papers, make a lot of money, but at least in return grant … Continue reading
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Tagged Abandonware, Akshay Venkatesh, Andrew Odlyzko, Bernard Woolley, David Geraghty, Dick Gross, Discriminant Bounds, Galois Representations, Imaginary Quadratic Fields, JacquetLanglands, John Voight, Lassina Dembélé, Matthew Greenberg, Peter Sarnak, Publishing, TaylorWiles, Under The Cosh, Yes Minister
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The class number 100 problem
Some time ago, Mark Watkins busted open the “class number n” problem for smallish n, finding all imaginary quadratic fields of class number at most 100 (the original paper is here) Although the paper describes the method in detail, it … Continue reading
Artin NoGo Lemma
The problem of constructing Galois representations associated to Maass forms with eigenvalue 1/4 is, by now, a fairly notorious problem. The only known strategy, first explained by Carayol, is to first transfer the representation to a unitary group over an … Continue reading
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Tagged Akshay Venkatesh, Artin Conjecture, Carayol, David Geraghty, GriffithsSchmidt Variety, l_0, Matthew Emerton, Notation
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Ventotene, Part II
I promised to return to a more mathematical summary of the conference in Ventotene, and indeed I shall do so in the next two posts. One of the themes of the conference was bounding the order of the torsion subgroup … Continue reading
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Tagged Akshay Venkatesh, Borel, completed cohomology, Nicolas Bergeron, Peter Scholze, Serre, torsion
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Derived Langlands
Although it has been in the air for some time, it seems as though ideas from derived algebraic geometry have begun to inform developments in the Langlands program. (A necessary qualifier: I am talking about reciprocity in the classical arithmetic … Continue reading
Harris 60
I’ve just returned from the excellent MSRI workshop which honored Michael Harris’ 60th birthday, and here is a brief summary of some of the gossip and mathematics I picked up when I was there. First, let me take note of … Continue reading
Posted in Mathematics, Uncategorized, Waffle
Tagged Akshay Venkatesh, Daniel Erman, David Geraghty, Kate Bekinsdale, Michael Harris, Patching, RLT, TaylorWiles
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