2017 Atkin Workshop: Height zeta functions

University of Illinois at Chicago
April 28-30, 2017

Ramin Takloo-Bighash (UIC) and Yuri Tschinkel (NYU and Simons Foundation)


Margaret Bilu (Orsay) 
Tim Browning (Bristol)
Alex Eskin (University of Chicago)
Alex Gorodnik (Bristol)
Brian Lehmann (Boston College)
Daniel Loughran (Manchester)
Lilian Matthiesen (KTH, Stockholm)
Sho Tanimoto (Copenhagen)
Yuri Tschinkel (NYU and Simons Foundation)
Tony Varilly-Alvarado (Rice)
Takehiko Yasuda (Osaka)

Funding Information: 

This workshop is funded by the NSF and UIC. As soon as you see this announcement, if you are interested in attending the workshop, please fill out the registration form available here. Students should ask their advisor to send a short letter of support to rtakloo at math.uic.edu. Women, underrepresented minorities, and young mathematicians are strongly encouraged to apply for funding. 

Registration Form: 

Schedule (Tentative): 


  3 PM

Yuri Tschinkel

Height zeta functions (Slides

4:15 PM


SEO 300


Alex Eskin

TBA (SEO 636)

Saturday (SEO 636)


Tim Browning

Many cubic surfaces have rational points

10:15 AM

Sho Tanimoto

Zero-loci of Brauer elements on semisimple groups

11:30 AM

Takehiko Yasuda

Rational points on quotient varieties (Slides)

2:30 PM

Lilian Mathiesen

Multiplicative functions and rational points in families of varieties (Slides)

3:30 PM

Coffee Break

SEO 300

4:00 PM

Tony Varilly-Alvarado

A conjecture on Brauer groups of K3 surfaces (Slides)

5:00 PM

Brian Lehmann

Geometric Manin's Conjecture and rational curves


Sunday (SEO 636)

9 AM  

Alex Gorodnik

Distribution of rational points

10:15 AM

Daniel  Loughran

Rational points on conic bundle surfaces

11:30 AM

Margaret Bilu Motivic height zeta functions

A campus map is available here . UIC is easily accessible by public transportation (e.g. UIC-Halsted stop on the Blue Line). For detailed directions see link . A conveniently located hotel is the Crowne Plaza which is on the edge of Chicago's Greektown neighborhood with lots of restaurants and cafes. Another good hotel is the Marriott . A list of recommended restaurants in the area can be found here . More information to follow.