# Swinnerton-Dyer Memorial

Created: | 2021-05-19 12:11 |
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Institution: | Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences |

Description: | Workshop
17th May 2021 to 20th May 2021 Organisers: Jean-Louis Colliot-Thélène Miles Reid Workshop theme: We are organising a three day meeting in honour of Professor Sir Peter-Swinnerton-Dyer who died in December 2018 at the age of 91. Swinnerton-Dyer was one of the most influential number theorists of his generation worldwide. He is probably best known for the famous conjecture of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer (one of the Millenium Clay Maths Problems), which relates the arithmetic of elliptic curves to the value of its Hasse-Weil L-function. This conjecture gave rise to a huge field of research relating special values of L-functions to arithmetic data. Swinnerton-Dyer was also one of founding figures in the arithmetic of surfaces and higher-dimensional varieties, such as local-to-global principles for rational points over number fields. He obtained fundamental results for conic bundles and cubic surfaces, and started the research of rational points on surfaces fibred into elliptic curves using completely new methods. The meeting aims to celebrate the tremendous and wide-reaching contributions to mathematics of the late Sir Peter Swinnerton-Dyer. In the early years of the Newton Institute, Swinnerton-Dyer served as honorary executive director under Michael Atiyah. The workshop is part of the London-Paris Number Theory Seminar series and is supported by the London Mathematical Society. Speakers Bryan Birch Martin Bright Tim Browning John Coates Henri Darmon Lillian Matthiesen Barry Mazur Emmanuel Peyre Alexei Skorobogatov Rodolfo Venerucci Claire Voisin Olivier Wittenberg Sarah Zerbes Please find the timetable for the event here: Timetable |

# Media items

This collection contains 6 media items.

### Media items

#### Distribution of Rational Points

Peyre, E

Tuesday 18th May 2021 - 15:15 to 16:15

**Collection**:
Swinnerton-Dyer Memorial

**Institution**:
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

**Created**:
Thu 20 May 2021

#### Euler Systems and the Birch—Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture

Zerbes, S

Monday 17th May 2021 - 16:30 to 17:30

**Collection**:
Swinnerton-Dyer Memorial

**Institution**:
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

**Created**:
Wed 19 May 2021

#### Modular Symbols, P-adic L-Functions, and Rigid Meromorphic Cocycles

Darmon, H

Monday 17th May 2021 - 15:15 to 16:15

**Collection**:
Swinnerton-Dyer Memorial

**Institution**:
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

**Created**:
Wed 19 May 2021

#### On the Coniveau of Rationally Connected 3-folds

Voisin, C

Tuesday 18th May 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

**Collection**:
Swinnerton-Dyer Memorial

**Institution**:
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

**Created**:
Thu 20 May 2021

#### Paucity, primes and Campana Points

Browning, T

Tuesday 18th May 2021 - 16:30 to 17:30

**Collection**:
Swinnerton-Dyer Memorial

**Institution**:
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

**Created**:
Thu 20 May 2021

#### Thoughts About Peter Swinnerton-Dyer, and About Conjectures in the Style of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer

Mazur, B

Monday 17th May 2021 - 14:00 to 15:00

**Collection**:
Swinnerton-Dyer Memorial

**Institution**:
Isaac Newton Institute for Mathematical Sciences

**Created**:
Wed 19 May 2021