Royal Holloway - Number Theory Seminar
The NT seminar takes place
on Wednesday at 4pm in Horton HLT1.
is a campus plan.
Autumn Term 2017
September 27: Andrei Yafaev (UCL)
"Some interactions of model theory and diophantine geometry"
Abstract: In this talk, I will explain how certain results from
model theory (o-minimality) may be used to solve
diophantine problems of a certain type - namely the
Manin-Mumford-Andre-Oort type problems.'
October 4: Niclas Technau (Graz)
October 18: Christopher Pinner (Kansas State Univ.)
October 25: Cong Ling (Imperial)
"Algebraic Number Theory for Coding: From Fermat to Shannon to 5G"
Abstract: Algebraic number theory has emerged as a new foundation of
modern coding theory, due to its connection with Euclidean lattices.
In wireless communications, it is the key mathematic tool to
construct powerful error-correction codes over mobile fading
channels. This talk presents an overview of the constructions of
codes from number fields for fading and MIMO (multi-input
multi-output) channels, and introduces a novel framework to achieve
the Shannon capacity of these channels. If time permits, a glimpse
at the applications to multi-user communications in next-generation
networks will be given.
November 1: No NT-Seminar
November 8: Gareth Jones (Manchester)
November 15: *Yiannis Petridis (UCL)
November 22: No NT-Seminar
*=to be confirmed