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2002 Fall Eastern Section Meeting
Boston, MA, October 56, 2002
Meeting #979
Associate secretaries:
Lesley M Sibner, AMS
lsibner@duke.poly.edu
Special Session on Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry

Saturday October 5, 2002, 8:00 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry, I
Room 230, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Matthew A. Papanikolas, Brown University map@math.brown.edu
Siman Wong, University of Massachusetts, Amherst siman@math.umass.edu

8:00 a.m.
Speculations on the ranks of elliptic curves.
Douglas Ulmer*, University of Arizona
(9791149)

8:30 a.m.
An extension of the FontaineMazur Conjecture.
Farshid Hajir*, University of Massachusetts, Amherst
(9791163)

9:00 a.m.
The arithmetic of mregular partition functions.
David K Penniston*, Furman University
(97911229)

9:30 a.m.
Greenberg's conjecture: a nonabelian example.
William G. McCallum*, University of Arizona
Romyar T. Sharifi, Harvard University
(97911201)

10:00 a.m.
Weierstrass points on $X_0(p)$ and supersingular $j$invariants.
Scott Ahlgren*, University of Illinois
(9791191)

10:30 a.m.
Picard modular varieties in positive characteristic.
Jeffrey D Achter*, Columbia University
(97914205)

Saturday October 5, 2002, 2:30 p.m.5:20 p.m.
Special Session on Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry, II
Room 230, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Matthew A. Papanikolas, Brown University map@math.brown.edu
Siman Wong, University of Massachusetts, Amherst siman@math.umass.edu

2:30 p.m.
Surfaces in $P^3$ over finite fields.
J. Felipe Voloch*, Dept. Math., Univ. Texas
(9791126)

3:00 p.m.
An elementary proof that abc implies Faltings' Theorem.
Thomas J Tucker*, CUNY Graduate Center
Andrew Granville, University of Montreal
(97911199)

3:30 p.m.
Multizeta values for function fields.
Dinesh S. Thakur*, University of Arizona, Tucson
(9791199)

4:00 p.m.
Modular Form Congruences and Selmer Groups.
William J McGraw*, University of Wisconsin
Ken Ono, University of Wisconsin
(9791137)

4:30 p.m.
Counting FontaineMazurlike function fields.
Joshua Brandon Holden*, RoseHulman Institute of Technology
Jeffrey D. Achter, Columbia University
(97911127)

5:00 p.m.
Class Groups of Global Function Fields.
Allison M. Pacelli*, Brown University
(97911146)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 8:30 a.m.10:50 a.m.
Special Session on Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry, III
Room 230, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Matthew A. Papanikolas, Brown University map@math.brown.edu
Siman Wong, University of Massachusetts, Amherst siman@math.umass.edu

8:00 a.m.
Discussion.

8:30 a.m.
Recent progress on families of twisted $L$functions.
Solomon Friedberg*, Boston College
(9791145)

9:00 a.m.
Nonholomorphic cocyclic Eisenstein series.
Gautam Chinta*, Brown University
Cormac O'Sullivan, CUNY
(97911126)

9:30 a.m.
Can a Drinfeld module be modular?
David M Goss*, Ohio State University
(9791140)

10:00 a.m.
Newton polygons of wildly ramified curves.
Rachel J. Pries*, Columbia University
(97911129)

10:30 a.m.
Algebraic independence of the divided derivatives of the Carlitz modules.
W. Dale Brownawell*, Penn State
Alfred J. van der Poorten, Macquarie University
(97911170)

Sunday October 6, 2002, 2:00 p.m.4:20 p.m.
Special Session on Number Theory and Arithmetic Geometry, IV
Room 230, Dodge Hall
Organizers:
Matthew A. Papanikolas, Brown University map@math.brown.edu
Siman Wong, University of Massachusetts, Amherst siman@math.umass.edu

2:00 p.m.
padic rigidity of arithmetic cohomology.
Avner Ash*, Boston College
(9791110)

2:30 p.m.
Cusp singularities and special values of $L$functions.
Paul E. Gunnells*, UMass Amherst
Jacob Sturm, Rutgers University, Newark
Robert Sczech, Rutgers University, Newark
(97911148)

3:00 p.m.
1Motives and Iwasawa Theory.
Cristian D. Popescu*, Johns Hopkins University
(97911163)

3:30 p.m.
Adequate equivalence relations and cycles on abelian varieties.
Reza Akhtar*, Miami University
(97914179)

4:00 p.m.
Optimal curves and their $j$invariants.
Mihran Papikian*, University of Michigan
(9791198)
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