This is a new seminar, whose official name is "Topics in number theory

and algebraic geometry". At least in the beginning the goal

of the seminar will be to give a (relatively) gentle introduction to

various topics, which should be accessible to beginning but motivated graduate students.

The seminar has a number in the shnaton (80942), so graduate students

can get a credit for it.

**First talk:**The goal of this organizational/introductory talk will be to

describe areas of mathematics, connected to Langlands program.

I will start from different aspects of the Class Field theory (e.g.

Kroneker-Weber theorem, Elliptic curves with complex multiplication,

geometric approaches in the function field case). After that I will

pass to modular forms, automorphic representations etc.

At least some of the objects appearing in my talk will be described in

later talks in more detail.

## Date:

Mon, 15/10/2018 - 13:00 to 14:00

## Location:

Faculty lounge, Math building