LMS Spitalfields Day
"Potential Modularity"

Friday 30 October 2009

Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences, Cambridge, UK

Organisers: John Coates, Tim Dokchitser, Vladimir Dokchitser, Mohamed Saidi

in association with the Newton Institute programme Non-Abelian Fundamental Groups in Arithmetic Geometry and the Number Theory Seminar at DPMMS.

This special event is a short course on modularity and potential modularity for elliptic curves and Galois representations. The talks by internationally leading experts aim to give both the background and recent developments in the subject, and will be accessible to graduate students working in number theory, arithmetic geometry and related areas.

10:30 Welcome and coffee

11:00 Tobias Berger (University of Cambridge)
        "Modularity of Galois representations" (video)

12:00 Lunch

13:45 Fred Diamond (King's College, London)
        "Modularity lifting theorems" (video)

14:45 Tea

15:15 Kevin Buzzard (Imperial College, London)
        "Potential modularity of residual representations" (video)

16:15 Break

16:30 Jayanta Manoharmayum (University of Sheffield)
        "L-functions and applications" (video)

17:30 Wine Reception at the Newton Institute

Anyone interested is welcome to attend; talks will be aimed at a general mathematical audience. Please let the Programme and Visitor Officer at the Institute know by 28 October 2009 if you intend to come: telephone (01223) 760992; fax: (01223) 330508; e-mail:

There are limited funds available to assist research students to attend, please apply to Programme and Visitor Officer by email or post at the Newton Institute, 20 Clarkson Road, Cambridge, CB3 0EH.

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