We are a maths reading group at the University of Auckland city campus, meeting weekly to discuss all things Number Theory. Feel free to come along!
We meet at 3pm – 4pm Fridays in building 302 or 303 (please see below). Our format is one (or more) presenter(s) per meeting who chooses a topic to present on. No preparatory reading is required, but recommended.
|27 Mar||Zoom||–Elliptic curve and group law introduction||Tristan Pang|
|3 Apr||Zoom||–Fermat’s theorem on sums of two squares||Oliver Li|
|10 Apr||Zoom||-Bertrand’s postulate||Sean Carroll|
|17 Apr||Zoom||-Cryptography||Samuel Dobson|
|24 Apr||Zoom||-p-adic numbers||Tristan Pang|
|1 May||Zoom||-Elliptic curves over the complex numbers||Lukas Zobernig|
|15 May||Zoom||-Nagell-Lutz||Tristan Pang|
|22 May||Zoom||-Elliptic and modular functions||Lukas Zobernig|
|5 Jun||Zoom||-Elliptic and modular functions cont||Lukas Zobernig|
|10 Jul||Zoom||-Dirichlet’s Theorem||Tristan Pang|
|17 Jul||303-G15||-Cryptographic Hash Functions: Theory, Applications, Constructions and Attacks||Shalini Banerjee|
|24 Jul||303-G15||-Complex multiplication cont||Lukas Zobernig|
|31 Jul||303-G15||-Subsequent improvements on the complexity of iterative slicing for closest vector problem||Frank Kim|
|7 Aug||303-G15||-Class groups of imaginary quadratic number fields||Samuel Dobson|
|4 Sep||303-G15||CANCELED DUE TO COVID GUIDELINES|
|11 Sep||303-G15||-On the insolubility of the quintic||Dr. Jeroen Schillewaert|
Sessions aim to be self contained in blocks. All welcome, though aimed at students with at least postgrad mathematics. Check the resources page for reading material.
NTRG is currently organised by Oliver Li. The 2020 sessions before September were organised by Tristan Pang.
To be added to the mailing list (which reminds everyone of when the sessions are), please fill in the form:
Please direct questions to Oliver Li at mli730[at]aucklanduni.ac.nz.