Events, Meetings, Workshops, and Conferences

Details about recent and upcoming events related to the collaboration can be found below:

  • CMI-HIMR Summer School in Computational Number Theory

    Jun 17 - 28, 2019
    University of Bristol

    Several of the Simons Collaboration team are involved with this summer school in England, including three of the PIs: Jennifer Balakrishnan, Andrew Sutherland, and John Voight. This will be a postgraduate mathematics 2-week program jointly funded by the Clay Mathematics Institute and the Heilbronn Institute for Mathematical Research.

  • Arithmetic of low-dimensional abelian varieties

    Jun 3 - 7, 2019

    In this workshop, we will explore a number of themes in the arithmetic of abelian varieties of low dimension (typically dimension 2–4), with a focus on computational aspects. Topics will include the study of torsion points, Galois representations, endomorphism rings, Sato-Tate distributions, Mumford-Tate groups, complex and p-adic analytic aspects, L-functions, rational points, and so on.

    Our goal is for the workshop to bring together researchers working on abelian varieties in a number of facets to establish collaborations, develop algorithms, and stimulate further research.

  • Number Theory, Arithmetic Geometry, and Computation

    Jan 19, 2019

    There will be an AMS Special Session on Number Theory, Arithmetic Geometry, and Computation during the Joint Math Meetings (JMM) being held at in Baltimore, MD. Organizers are Brendan Hassett (Brown University), Drew Sutherland (Massachusetts Institute of Technology), and
    John Voight (Dartmouth College).

  • Simons Collaboration on Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation Annual Meeting

    Jan 10 - 11, 2019

    The first annual meeting of the Simons Collaboration on Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation will take place at the Simons Foundation in New York City. The meeting will focus on three main themes: the development and organization of software and databases supporting research in number theory and arithmetic geometry; fundamental research in arithmetic geometry inspired by computation and leading to new algorithms; and explorations of L-functions, modular forms, and Galois representations with elegant and unusual properties.

  • MIT Number Theory Seminar

    Dec 4, 2018
    Massachusetts Institute of Technology

    David Roe, one of the Simons Collaboration research scientists, will be speaking in
    the MIT number theory seminar on “The inverse Galois problem for p-adic fields”.

  • Boston University Number Theory Seminar

    Dec 3, 2018
    Boston University

    Jan Vonk, one of the Simons Collaboration affiliated scientists will be speaking in the Boston University number theory seminar on “Nonabelian Chabauty and rational points on curves”.

  • Silverberg Birthday Conference

    Sep 17 - 21, 2018
    UC Irvine

    Several of the Simons Collaboration PI’s (Jennifer Balakrishnan, Noam Elkies, and Andrew Sutherland) are speaking at the fall conference celebrating Alice Silverberg’s 60th birthday. The topic will be on open questions in cryptography and number theory.

  • Conference on Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation

    Aug 20 - 24, 2018

    The conference on “Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation” is the collaboration’s first formal conference, held at MIT. Review the schedule.


    Jul 16 - 20, 2018
    University of Wisconsin, Madison

    Many collaboration members will participate in the thirteenth Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium held at the University of Wisconsin, Madison.

  • Birational Geometry and Arithmetic

    May 10 - 14, 2018

    Many collaboration members will attend this ICERM workshop on birational geometry where the focus will be on the interplay between theoretical developments and explicit constructions, e.g., in the study of Cox rings of Fano varieties, rationality problems, Manin’s conjecture. Abstract

  • Number field fragments and Fermat’s last theorem

    Apr 6, 2018

    Simons Collaboration Seminar (open to all) by Bjorn Poonen (MIT)
    3:30-4:30pm in MIT room 6-120

    We describe an attempt (unsuccessful so far) to give a new proof of Fermat’s last theorem, involving geometry of numbers and the isotypic components of a Galois number field viewed as a representation of its Galois group.

  • Rigorous computation of the endomorphism ring of a Jacobian

    Mar 5, 2018

    Collaboration PI John Voight (Dartmouth) speaks in the Brown University Algebra seminar on algorithms for the rigorous computation of the endomorphism ring of the Jacobian of a curve defined over a number field. Abstract