Number Theory Working Seminar

We are running a working number theory group seminar. The current group members are:

Lenny Fukshansky (CMC)
David Krumm (CMC)
Hiren Maharaj (CMC)
Xun Sun (CGU)
Arvind Suresh (CMC)

Also some former group members:

Michael Mei (Pomona)
John Shaughnessy (CMC)

The topic for the Spring 2014 semester was Lattices and Codes. The seminar was led by
Hiren Maharaj, who got through the first two chapters of Ebeling's book.

The topic for the Fall 2013 semester was Rational Points on Curves.
The seminar was led by David Krumm, and the goal was to learn some basic arithmetic geometry with a potential view
towards the paper of McCallum and Poonen on the
method of Chabauty and Coleman.
Here is some of the reading we have done:

1. Mordell's paper on height bounds for points on conics
2. Legendre's theorem on zeros of ternary quadratic forms
3. Cassels' theorem on small zeros of quadratic forms

 The topic for the Spring 2013 semester was Introduction to the Arithmetic of Function Fields.
The seminar was led by Hiren Maharaj, who took us through parts of Stichtenoth's famous book.