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Connections for Women: Arithmetic Statistics January 27, 2011 - January 28, 2011
Registration Deadline: January 27, 2011 over 12 years ago
To apply for Funding you must register by: October 27, 2010 over 12 years ago
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Organizers Chantal David (Concordia University) and Nina Snaith* (University of Bristol)

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The format of this 2-day workshop will be colloquium-style presentations that will introduce some of the major topics touched on by the "Arithmetic Statistics" program. They will be pitched so as to be understandable to researchers with a variety of mathematical backgrounds. The talks are designed broadly as a lead-in to the program's initial workshop (taking place the following week) and will include topics such as the Sato-Tate conjecture, random matrix theory, and enumeration of number fields. The purpose will be to provide background but also to present the exciting areas where progress is happening fast, where major problems have been solved, or where there are significant open questions that need to be tackled. With this we aim to provide motivation for the Connections participants to involve themselves with the remainder of the program. Bibliography (PDF) Accommodation A block of rooms has been reserved at the Hotel Durant. Please mention MSRI and the workshop name when making reservations via phone, fax or e-mail. If you are making your reservations on line, please go to Hotel Durant website, choose your dates of stay and enter the "1101MSRICO" promo code in the box. The cut-off date for reservations is January 4, 2011. The rate is $110 per night plus tax. A block of rooms has been reserved at the Rose Garden Inn. Reservations may be made by calling 1-800-992-9005 OR directly on their website. Click on Corporate at the bottom of the screen and when prompted enter code MATH (this code is not case sensitive). By using this code a new calendar will appear and will show MSRI rate on all room types available. The cut-off date for reservations is January 10, 2011. New, completely renovated Hotel Shattuck Plaza has rooms available for you! MSRI’s preferred rate is $131. Guests can either call the hotel’s main line, 510-845-7300, and ask for the MSRI rate or go to http://www.hotelshattuckplaza.com, click on "Corporate Rates" in the reservation screen and type the code msri10.  
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To apply for funding, you must register by the funding application deadline displayed above.

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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Schedule, Notes/Handouts & Videos
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Jan 27, 2011
10:25 AM - 10:55 AM
  Arrival and Tea
10:55 AM - 11:10 AM
11:10 AM - 12:10 PM
  Distributions of Ranks of Elliptic Curves
Alice Silverberg (University of California, Irvine)
12:10 PM - 02:00 PM
02:00 PM - 03:30 PM
  Panel discussion
Estelle Basor (AIM - American Institute of Mathematics)
03:30 PM - 04:00 PM
04:00 PM - 05:00 PM
  Reductions of Elliptic Curves
Alina Cojocaru
Jan 28, 2011
09:30 AM - 10:30 AM
  Counting Number Fields
Melanie Wood (Harvard University; University of California, Berkeley)
10:30 AM - 11:00 AM
11:00 AM - 12:00 PM
  L-functions and Random Matrix Theory
Chantal David (Concordia University)
12:00 PM - 02:00 PM
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Hard Problems in Number Theory arising from Cryptography
Kristin Lauter (Facebook AI Research (FAIR) North America at Meta)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Counting Points on Curves over Finite Fields
Alina Bucur (University of California, San Diego)