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Research lectures, seminars and events

The events listed in this area are research seminars, workshops and lectures hosted by Durham University departments and research institutes. If you are not a member of the University, but  wish to enquire about attending one of the events please contact the organiser or host department.


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Events for 6 February 2018

'Hell, Heaven and Hope. A journey through life and the afterlife with Dante', Exhibition curated by Dr Annalisa Cipollone

9:00am to 11:55pm, Palace Green Library, Durham University

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Dr Tom Boylston: Ethiopian Orthodox Christianity & the Anthropology of Taboo & Prohibition

11:30am, Seminar Room C (D/TH107), Dept. of Theology & Religion, Abbey House, DH1 3RS, Durham

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Alex Bartel: Class groups of "random" number fields

2:00pm, CM219

The Cohen-Lenstra heuristics, postulated in the early 1980s, say that the sequence of ideal class groups of imaginary quadratic number fields can be modelled as a sequence of random finite abelian groups, where a finite abelian group gets a probability weight that is inversely proportional to the size of its automorphism group. They also propose a model for class groups of real quadratic fields. This was extended in the early 1990s by Cohen-Martinet to much more general families of number fields. I will present very recent joint work with Hendrik Lenstra, in which we are trying to understand the Cohen-Lenstra-Martinet heuristics better. Among other things, this entails disproving them and proposing corrected versions.

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IAS Lecture

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Ustinov Room

The Marina Project

5:30pm, Palace Green Library Learning Centre, Professor Ewan Fernie (University of Birmingham)

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IAS Fellow's Public Lecture - Residues: architecture, drawing, philosophy

5:30pm to 6:30pm, Ustinov Room, Van Mildert College, Professor Michael Chapman (University of Newcastle, Australia)

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