Coding sprint at the Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation conference
A coding sprint was part of a follow-up development week for the Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation conference held at MIT from August 20-24. The photo, taken by John Cremona feature “sprinters” Alex Best, David Roe, David Lowry-Douda, Edgar Costa, Maarten Derickx, and John Voight.
Congratulations to Michael Musty, Sam Schiavone, Jeroen Sijsling and John Voight. Their paper “A database of Belyĭ maps” was selected as the winner of the Number Theory Foundation’s 2018 Selfridge Prize in Number Theory, awarded to the best paper submitted to the 13th Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium (ANTS).
Balakrishnan awarded Sloan Fellowship
Collaboration PI Jennifer Balakrishnan has been awarded a Sloan Research Fellowship.
Conference on Arithmetic Geometry, Number Theory, and Computation
The collaboration announced its first conference will be held at MIT this summer, August 20-24, 2018. Learn more.
Mathematicians Crack the Cursed Curve
Collaboration PI Jennifer Balakrishnan is featured in this Quanta article describing the effort to determine all rational points on the split Cartan modular curve Xsplit(13) of level 13, also known as the “cursed curve”, by realizing Minhyong Kim’s nonabelian approach to the Chabauty method. Learn more.
2018 International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro
Collaboration PI, Bjorn Poonen, will speak at the 2018 International Congress of Mathematicians in Rio de Janeiro on a heuristic probabilistic model for elliptic curves. The model suggests a uniform bound for their rank over the rational numbers. Learn more
Record-setting number theory computation on Google
Collaboration PI, Andrew Sutherland, recently broke the record for the largest ever Compute Engine cluster, with 220,000 cores on Preemptible VMs, the largest known high-performance computing cluster to ever run in the public cloud. Learn more
Computational Aspects of the Langlands Program
All six collaboration PIs took part in this semester long thematic program held at ICERM. Participants experimented with and articulated refined conjectures relating arithmetic-geometric objects to automorphic forms, improved the computational infrastructure underpinning the Langlands program, and assembled additional supporting data that has now been incorporated into the L-functions and Modular Forms Database (LMFDB). Learn more