Lecture Series on Various Aspects of Number Theory

05 March - 19 March 2016

IMBM, İstanbul, Turkey

(in collaboration with Galatasaray University)



This is a workshop comprised of two lecture series. Lectures will be delivered by Fumiharu Kato (Tokyo Institute of Technology) and Hironori Shiga (University of Chiba) that contain introductory parts accessible to graduate students and non-specialists.

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Click the following links to access the abstracts:
  • Functoriality, trace formula, and related problems by Ali Altug
  • Various arithmetic aspects on hypergeometric functions by Hironori Shiga
  • The schedule will be as follows:
  • 07.03 (Mon) 16:00 - 18:00 Hironori Shiga
  • 11.03 (Fri) 15:00 - 17:00 Hironori Shiga
  • 14.03 (Mon) 16:00 - 17:00 Kenji Hashimoto
  • 14.03 (Mon) 17:30 - 18:30 Hironori Shiga
  • 18.03 (Fri) 15:00 - 16:00 Ali Altug
  • 18.03 (Fri) 16:30 - 17:30 Hironori Shiga

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