Quebec Mathematical Sciences Colloquium

January 20, 2017 from 16:00 to 18:00 (Montreal/EST time) On location

The Birch­-Swinnerton Dyer Conjecture and counting elliptic curves of ranks 0 and 1

Colloquium presented by Christopher Skinner (Princeton University)

This colloquium talk will begin with an introduction to the Birch­­-Swinnerton­-Dyer conjecture for elliptic curves -- just curves defined by the equations y^2=x^3+Ax+B -- and then describe recent advances that allow us to prove that lots of elliptic curves have rank zero or one.


UQAM, Pavillon Président-­Kennedy, 201, ave du Président-­Kennedy, room PK­5115