SMS scnews item created by Bill Unger at Mon 31 Oct 2011 1501
Type: Seminar
Distribution: World
Expiry: 3 Nov 2011
Calendar1: 3 Nov 2011 1500-1700
CalLoc1: Carslaw 535A
Auth: billu@daumier.maths.usyd.edu.au

# Computational Algebra Seminar: Mourao, Donnelly

Speaker: Michael Mourao (Warwick)
Title: The set of rational points of an algebraic curve
Time & Place: 3:05pm-3:55pm, Thursday 3 November, Carslaw 535

Abstract: In this talk we will introduce the methods of Chabauty and the
Mordell-Weil Sieve.  We will then show how a combination of these,
together with a "descent" argument, can be used to fully determine the set
of rational points of an algebraic curve (of genus greater than 1).

Speaker: Steve Donnelly (Sydney)
Title: Algorithms for Hilbert modular forms
Time & Place: 4:05pm-4:55pm, Thursday 3 November, Carslaw 535

Abstract: I will describe some of the algorithms used in Magma’s package
for Hilbert modular forms, and discuss data that I’ve collected for