Tag Archives: John Voight

Abandonware

For a young mathematician, there is a lot of pressure to publish (or perish). The role of for-profit 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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Abelian Surfaces are Potentially Modular

Today I wanted (in the spirit of this post) to report on some new work in progress with George Boxer, Toby Gee, and Vincent Pilloni. Edit: The paper is now available here. Recal that, for a smooth projective variety X … Continue reading

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Serre 1: Calegari 0

I just spent a week or so trying to determine whether Serre’s conjecture about the congruence subgroup property was false for a very specific class of S-arithmetic groups. The punch line, perhaps not surprisingly, was that I had made an … Continue reading

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LMFDB!?

The LMFDB has gone live! I previously expressed on this blog a somewhat muted opinion about certain aspects of the website’s functionality, and it seems that my complaints have mainly been addressed in the latest version. On the other hand, … Continue reading

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Hilbert Modular Forms of Partial Weight One, Part III

My student Richard Moy is graduating! Richard’s work has already appeared on this blog before, where we discussed his joint work with Joel Specter showing that there existed non-CM Hilbert modular forms of partial weight one. Today I want to … Continue reading

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