Number Theory/Arithmetic Geometry at Brown University
Brown has a strong and diverse group of number theorists and
algebraic geometers whose work encompasses a wide variety of areas,
including especially arithmetic geometry and analytic number theory.
Arithmetic geometry is the study of number theoretic problems
via a combination of techniques from algebraic number theory and
differential and algebraic geometry; recent faculty research projects
include Diophantine equations, elliptic curves, special values
of zeta and Lfunctions, and motives, and motivic cohomology.
Analytic number theory, especially the theory of modular and automorphic
forms, is also a hot topic at Brown. In this subject, number theoretic
quantities are encoded into analytic functions, and then methods
from real and complex analysis and representation theory are used
to analyze the functions and extract further number theoretic
information.
In addition to the regular faculty members whose main research
interests are in the number theory or closely related fields,
there are frequent visitors and a weekly number theory/algebraic
geometry seminar as well as a graduate student seminar.
Participating Faculty 


Dan Abramovich 
Professor, Ph.D. Harvard, 1991 
Alexander Braverman 
Assoc. Professor, Ph.D. TelAviv University, 1998 
Jeffrey Hoffstein 
Professor, Ph.D. MIT, 1978 
Alan Landman 
Professor,
Ph.D. Berkeley, 1967 
Stephen Lichtenbaum 
Professor, Ph.D. Harvard, 1964 
Jonathan D. Lubin 
Professor (Emeritus), Ph.D. Harvard, 1963 
Michael I. Rosen 
Professor (Emeritus), Ph.D. Princeton, 1963 
Joseph H. Silverman 
Professor, Ph.D. Harvard, 1982 
Bianca Viray 
Tamarkin Assistant Professor, Ph.D. University of California, Berkeley, 2010 








Algebra/Number
Theory Seminar:
The Brown Algebra/Number Theory Seminar meets from 4:005:00
PM on Monday afternoons when school is in session. A wide range
of speakers is featured each semester. Tea is served in the Davis
Room at 3:30 PM before the talk.
Links to Number Theory Sites
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