This volume is a collection of papers on number theory which evolved out of the workshop WIN-Women In Numbers, held November 2-7, 2008, at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS) in Banff, Alberta, Canada. It includes articles showcasing outcomes from collaborative research initiated during the workshop as well as survey papers aimed at introducing graduate students and recent PhDs to important research topics in number theory. The contributions in this volume span a wide range of topics in arithmetic geometry and algebraic, algorithmic, and analytic number theory. Clusters of papers center around the four topics of moduli spaces and Shimura curves, curves and Jacobians over finite fields, Galois covers of function fields in positive characteristic, and zeta functions of graphs, with a fifth group of three individual articles on modular forms, Iwasawa theory, and Galois representations, respectively. The workshop and this volume are part of a broader WIN initiative, whose goals are to highlight and increase the research activities of women in number theory and to train female graduate students in number theory and related fields.
Publisher: American Mathematical Society
Number of pages: 288