Date  Speaker  Title (Click on title for abstract, if available)  Notes 
Aug 23  Seth Sullivant  Statistical Models, Secant Varieties, and Symbolic Powers  
Aug 30  Warmup talk  Rachel Pries  Elliptic curves, complex multiplication, and cryptography  
Sept. 6 FRNTC at U. Wyoming 
Alice Silverberg Rachel Pries 
Using complex multiplication to count points on elliptic curves Invariants of ptorsion of Jacobians in characteristic p 

Sept. 13  Rick Miranda  Sandpile groups  
Sept. 20  Ovidiu Pasarescu  On the classification of cubic surfaces  
Sept. 27  Warmup talk  Jeff Achter  Lfunctions and elliptic curves  
Oct. 18  Jennifer Paulhus  Elliptic Factors in the Jacobian Varieties of Curves  
Oct. 25 FRNTC in Boulder 
Stefan Erickson Wolfgang Schmidt 
Computation evidence for the Stark conjectures Exponential diophantine equations 

Nov. 1  Igor Krichever  Integrable linear equations of the soliton theory and RiemannSchottky type problems  
Nov. 8  Colloquium  Wyoming  Alf Van der Poorten  
Nov. 15 FRNTC in Boulder 
Jeff Vaaler Chris Hall 
A Banach space determined by the
Weil height on algebraic numbers Tate's conjecture in fibers of a pencil 

Nov. 29  Warmup talk  Arsen Elkin  What is a cubic surface?  
Dec. 6 FRNTC in Fort Collins 
Chris Sinclair Yuri Zarhin 
Heights of Polynomials and Random Matrix Theory Cubic surfaces, cubic threefolds, Jacobians and intermediate Jacobians 
45 pm 56 pm 
Date  Speaker  Title (Click on title for abstract, if available)  Notes 
Feb 1  Arsen Elkin  On the Cartier operator  
Feb 8  Rick Miranda  Degenerations of Surfaces: invariants and applications  
Feb 22  Tim Penttila (warmup talk)  Cyclic Sylow subgroups of GL(d,q)  
3/8  Ellen Ziliak and Olivia Dumitrescu (warmup)  Orderings, Groebner bases, and CohenMacaulay rings  
3/22  Amelia Taylor  Fun With Initial Ideals: the Inverse Problem in Grobner Basis Theory  3 pm 
3/22  Ed Burger FRNTC  Diophantine Approximation Along Algebraic Curves  4 pm 
3/29  (Video) Nick Katz  The SatoTate Conjecture  3 pm 
3/29  Abdullah AlAzemi  Classification algorithms for incidence structures  4:10 pm 
April 5  Cristiano Bocci  An introduction to algebraic statistics  3 pm 
April 12  Cristiano Bocci  Phylogenetic algebraic geometry  3 pm 
April 17  Andrew Sommese  An introduction to numeric algebraic geometry  4 pm Tues! 
April 26  FRNTC in Boulder  Alina Cojocaru  4 pm 
April 26  FRNTC in Boulder Jing Long Hoelscher  Galois Extensions ramified only at one prime  5 pm 