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Special values of Rankin L-series December 10, 2001 - December 14, 2001
Registration Deadline: December 14, 2001 over 21 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: September 10, 2001 over 21 years ago
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Organizers Henri Darmon and Shouwu Zhang

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The goal of this workshop is to survey recent developments growing out of the landmark work of Gross and Zagier on the special vlaues of Rankin L-series, and their arithmetic applications. The lectures in the workshop will be organised around 5 main themes related to the formula of Gross and Zagier. 1. History and overview of the Gross-Zagier formula (three lectures) Lecturers: Bryan Birch and Benedict Gross 2. The complex Gross-Zagier formula (three lectures) Lecturers: Benedict Gross and Shouwu Zhang 3. Anticyclotomic p-adic L-functions (two lectures) Lecturers: Massimo Bertolini and Vinayak Vatsal 4. Stark-Heegner points (three lectures) Lecturers: Harold Stark and Henri Darmon 5. Higher dimensional Gross-Zagier formulae (three lectures) Lecturers: Steven Kudla and Richard Borcherds Invited participants include: M. Bertolini, B. Birch, R. Borcherds, C. Cornut, H. Darmon, N. Elkies, D. Goldfeld, B.H. Gross, A. Iovita, K. Keating, S. Kudla, A. Pal, A. Rajaei, H. Stark, D. Ulmer, V. Vatsal, T. Yang, S. Zhang Group Photo of the event participants
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Students, recent Ph.D.'s, women, and members of underrepresented minorities are particularly encouraged to apply. Funding awards are typically made 6 weeks before the workshop begins. Requests received after the funding deadline are considered only if additional funds become available.

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Dec 10, 2001
09:15 AM - 10:45 AM
  Heegner points: The beginnings
Bryan Birch
10:45 AM - 02:00 PM
  Heegner points and Rankin L-series, 1980-1987
Benedict Gross (Harvard University)
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  The origins of conjectures on derivatives of L-functions at s=0
Harold Stark
Dec 11, 2001
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  CM points and arithmetic of modular elliptic curves: Variants, computations and conjectures
Noam Elkies (Harvard University)
10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
  The Gauss class number problem
Dorian Goldfeld (Columbia University)
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Stark-Heegner points
Henri Armon
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Uniform distribution of Heegner points
Vinayak Vatsal
Dec 12, 2001
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Arithmetic of elliptic curves over anticyclotomic towers
Massimo Bertolini
10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
  Euler systems and Stark-Heegner points
Henri Darmon (McGill University)
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  The Gross-Kohnen-Zagier theorem in higher dimensions
Richard Borcherds (University of California, Berkeley)
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Mazur’s conjecture through the Andre-Oort conjecture
Christophe Cornut (Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu)
Dec 13, 2001
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  Heegner points in the context of representation theory
Benedict Gross (Harvard University)
10:30 AM - 02:00 PM
  The kernel for Rankin-Selberg convolution
Shou-Wu Zhang (Princeton University)
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Special cycles and derivatives of Eisenstein series
Stephen Kudla (University of Toronto)
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Gross-Zagier theorems and the conjecture of Birch and Swinerton-Dyer over function fields
Douglas Ulmer (University of Arizona)
Dec 14, 2001
09:00 AM - 10:30 AM
  The geometric pairing for CM-points
Shou-Wu Zhang (Princeton University)
10:30 AM - 01:00 PM
  Derivatives of p-adic L-functions, Heegner cycles and monodromy modules attached to modular forms
Adrian Iovita (Concordia University)
01:00 PM - 02:30 PM
  On derivatives of Eisenstein series and Faltings’ height
Tonghai Yang (University of Wisconsin-Madison)
02:30 PM - 03:30 PM
  Heegner cycles on moduli of D-elliptic sheaves
Ambrus Pal