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Connections for Women: Model Theory and Its Interactions with Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry February 10, 2014 - February 11, 2014
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Location: Mathematical Sciences Research Institute, Berkeley CA
Organizers Kirsten Eisentraeger (Pennsylvania State University), Julia Gordon (University of British Columbia), Deirdre Haskell (McMaster University)

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The development of  model theory has always been influenced by its potential applications. Recent years have seen a remarkable flowering of that development, with many exciting applications of model theory in number theory and algebraic geometry.  The introductory workshop will aim to increase these interactions by exposing the techniques of model theory to the number theorists and algebraic geometers, and the problems of number theory and algebraic geometry to the model theorists. The Connections for Women workshop will focus on presenting  current research on the borders of these subjects, with particular emphasis on the contributions of women. In addition, there will be some social occasions to allow young women and men to make connections with established researchers, and a panel discussion addressing the challenges faced by all young researchers, but especially by women, in establishing a career in mathematics.
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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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Feb 10, 2014
09:00 AM - 09:15 AM
09:15 AM - 10:15 AM
  Galois covers in positive characteristic
Rachel Pries (Colorado State University)
10:15 AM - 10:45 AM
10:45 AM - 11:45 AM
  Hilbert's Tenth Problem and Mazur's conjectures in large subrings of number fields
Kirsten Eisentraeger (Pennsylvania State University)
11:45 AM - 12:30 PM
  A universal first-order formula for the ring of integers inside a number field
Jennifer Park (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
12:30 PM - 02:00 PM
02:00 PM - 03:00 PM
  Lehmer problem and applications
Maria Carrizosa (Universite Lyon 1)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
03:30 PM - 04:15 PM
  Counting algebraic points on definable sets
Margaret Thomas (Universität Konstanz)
04:15 PM - 05:15 PM
  Panel Discussion
06:30 PM - 08:30 PM
  Dinner at Taste of the Himalayas
Feb 11, 2014
09:00 AM - 10:00 AM
  "Model theory and harmonic analysis on p-adic groups"
Ju-Lee Kim (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
10:00 AM - 10:30 AM
10:30 AM - 11:15 AM
  Uniformity in representation theory
Nir Avni (Northwestern University)
11:15 AM - 12:15 PM
  Around the Canonical Base Property
Zoé Chatzidakis (Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique (CNRS))
12:15 PM - 02:15 PM
02:15 PM - 03:00 PM
  The geometry of algebraic dynamical systems
Holly Krieger (Massachusetts Institute of Technology)
03:00 PM - 03:30 PM
03:30 PM - 04:30 PM
  Multiplicative orders on varieties
Mei-Chu Chang (University of California, Riverside)