Rational Points and Galois Representations

An online workshop hosted by the University of Pittsburgh

May 10-12, 2021

This three-day workshop brought together mathematicians with interest in rational points on algebraic curves, Galois representations, and related topics. Due to Covid-19, it occurred online via Zoom. This website records some of the workshop activities.

The Program

We are delighted to feature a colloquium presentation by Prof. Kirsten Wickelgren, seven research talks, one coding and database demo session, and one problem discussion session moderated by Prof. David Zureick-Brown. There will also be simultaneous chat sessions hosted on the Discord platform, with chat access information distributed to registered participants.


Advance contributors to the Problem Discussion Session (Moderator: David Zureick-Brown, Emory University)

Here are the advance contributions to the problem session, complemented by additional problems contributed during the workshop (pdf, last updated June 14, 2021).

Welcoming Environment

Please join your fellow participants in working to create a welcoming environment for everyone at this workshop, in the spirit of the AMS Policy on a Welcoming Environment. As part of this effort, the organizers ask that all participants display the full name that they use in their professional work in the Zoom and Discord sessions. Questions or concerns about the workshop environment can be directed to any of the organizers.

Schedule, Titles, Abstracts, Slides, and Video

Here is a schedule of sessions and speakers/contributors (pdf).

Click on the title of the talk to view the abstract, along with links to any associated slides and video. Alternatively, access an index of all available video recordings of sessions.


We gratefully acknowledge support of this workshop by Pitt Momentum Funds and the Pitt Department of Mathematics.


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