Centro de Ciencias de Benasque Pedro Pascual

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Curves over Finite Fields

2021, May 25 -- May 29

J.C. Lario (UPC, Barcelona)
E .Lorenzo (Université Rennes 1)
S. Molina (UPC, Barcelona)

In the fall semester of 1985, Prof. Jean-Pierre Serre taught at Harvard University an extended series of lectures of his course on Rational Points on Curves over Finite Fields , first taught at Collège de France. Fernando Gouvêa's handwritten notes of this course have been spread all around since then. These notes contain the origin and inspiration of most of the works on the topic since 1985: maximal curves, construction of curves from their jacobians, class field towers, asymptotics of the number of points, etc.

At last, these notes have been edited, revised and are going to be published by the Société Mathématique Française in the Documents Mathématiques series. The present workshop will celebrate the publication of these notes. Experts on the topic will explain the main progress since 1985 and will discuss open questions and new techniques on curves over finite fields. Plenary speakers will be asked to write down their talks in order to publish proceedings which will be a natural continuation of Serre’s book.

Plenary speakers

- Peter Beelen (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
- Alina Bucur (University of California San Diego, USA)
- Alain Couvreur (LIX-École polytechnique, France)
- Gerard van der Geer (Universiteit van Amsterdam, The Netherlands)
- Everett Howe (Center for Comunications Research, USA)
- Gábor Korchmáros (Università de Basilicata, Italy)
- Kristin Lauter (Microsoft Research, USA)

Semi-plenary speakers

- Joël Bellaïche (Brandeis University, USA)
- Samuel Grushevsky (Stony Brook University, USA)
- Farshid Hajir (University of Massachusetts Amherst, USA)
- Valentijn Karemaker (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
- Markus Kirschmer (Universität Paderborn, Germany)
- Wanlin Li (MIT, USA)
- Stefano Marseglia (Utrecht University, The Netherlands)
- Maria Montanucci (Technical University of Denmark, Denmark)
- Soumya Sankar (Ohio State University, USA)
- Isabel Vogt (Stanford University, USA).
- Felipe Voloch (University of Canterbury, New Zealand)

Scientific committee

- Alp Bassa (Bogazici University, Turkey)
- Elisa Lorenzo García (Université de Rennes 1, France)
- Christophe Ritzenthaler (Université de Rennes 1 and Université Côte d'Azur France)
- René Schoof (Università Tor Vergata, Italy).

Registration fee information

The registration fee for this conference is 150 eur.

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Bus Transportation

The center provides free buses:
From Barcelona, Universitat de Barcelona, Diagonal 686, Metro: L3 Palau Reial at 15:00h (Note that the bus stops opposite University of Barcelona, Facultat de Física i Química)

From Barcelona airport ('El Prat', Terminal T2A: on leaving exit, turn left and you will find a police building called 'Mossos d'Esquadra') at 15:30h.

Return buses:
From Benasque to Barcelona airport and then university, departure at 9:00h.
The trip by bus to Barcelona takes 4-5h. approximately. The trip by car only takes 3h 30m.

Bus trajectories and dates:
- Barcelona-Benasque, May 25.
- Benasque-Barcelona, May 29.

Registration & accommodation

Application deadline is March 01

Further Information.

  • List of participants.
  • Scientific program.
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This session has received financial support from the following institutions:

  • Ministerio de ciencia, innovación y universidades
  • Gobierno de Aragón
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  • DPH
  • Universidad de Zaragoza
  • Ayuntamiento de Benasque

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