AIS Analytic Theory of Algebraic Numbers (2016)

Venue: KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
Dates:     13th June to 2nd July, 2016


Convener(s) Speakers, Syllabus and Time table Applicants/Participants


School Convener(s)

Name Professor K. Srinivas Professor Veena Goswami
Mailing Address (Academic Organizer)
The Institute of Mathematical Sciences
C.I.T Campus, Taramani
Chennai, 600 113
KIIT School of Computer Applications ,
KIIT University, Bhubaneswar
751024, Odisha

 The event is Cosponsored by The Institute of Mathematical Sciences, Chennai

Speakers and Syllabus 

 Kaneenika Sinha : The purpose of these lectures was to introduce students to fundamental concepts in algebraic number theory. As such, the chief goals of these lectures were as follows:
1) A study of the notions of divisibility and primes in integers and modular arithmetic.
2)An introduction to basic properties of integral domains,
3) An investigation into generalising the divisibility properties of integers (most notably, the unique factorization into product of prime powers) to other domains,
4) A study of various kinds of domains, their algebraic structures and how they help to find solutions in integers of Diophantine equations.
5) A detailed study of the properties of rings of integers in algebraic number fields as special examples of Dedekind domains.
K. Srinivas
: The lectures started with the basic summation techniques in analytic number theory; applications of Euler summation formula, partial summation were extensively discussed, convolution method and hyperbola method was discussed. The analytical properties of the Riemann zeta function, growth estimates of the zeta function in the critical strip,zero-free regions, prime number theorem, equivalent formulations of prime number theorem, Dirichlet L-function and Dirichlet theorem on the primes in arithmetic progression were some of the topics extensively covered in the programme.
R. Thangadurai : The following topics were covered: Introduction to ideal class groups, finiteness of ideal class groups for number fields, Geometry of Numbers and Minkowaski first theorem, Explicit bounds for an ideal in an equivalence class in terms of discriminant, degree etc. Dirichlet Unit Theorem for number fields, Quadratic reciprocity laws, splitting of primes in quadratic fields over Q
R.Munshi : The main aim of the course was to introduce the students to the circle method. The first two lectures were on the paper of Hardy and Ramanujan on the partition function, where the circle method was used for the first time. The focus of the third and the fourth lectures was the work of Hardy and Littlewood on the application of the circle method to the Waring problem. The Kloosterman’s version of the circle method was introduced in the fifth lecture. In the last lecture a brief introduction was given of the delta method, and it was shown how this method simplified several intricacies of the circle method.
Stephan Baier : In 6 lectures, the essential parts of the theory of exponential sums which is of great importance in analytic number theory, were covered. As applications, the Dirichlet divisor problem, the Gauss circle problem and the growth of the Riemann zeta  function on the critical line were considered. After explaining the notion of an exponential sum and looking at simple examples, a link between the average behaviour of the divisor function and exponential sums via Fourier analysis was established. Then a first non-trivial bound for exponential sums, the van der Corput bound was proved and from this a non-trivial estimate for the error term in the Dirichlet divisor problem was deduced. In the following lectures, the A process (Weyl di↵erencing) and the B process, which are processes that transform given exponential sums into new ones, were developed. Then the theory of exponent pairs which provides a set of bounds for exponential sums based on the A and B processes were derived. Finally, as applications, the bound for the error term in the Dirichlet divisor problem was sharpened and a similar bound for the error term in the Gauss circle problem was discussed. A subconvexity bound for the Riemann zeta function on the critical line was established. In the last lecture, a summary of the Bombieri-Iwaniec method which goes beyond the A and B processes was discussed.
Kumar Murty :The lectures began with briefly recalling prime number theorem and primes in arithmetic progression. Then Chowla’s problem of least prime in arithmetic progression was discussed. A short introduction to algebraic number fields was given, splitting of primes in Galois extensions were discussed. A crash course on basic representation theory of finite abelian groups was given, Artil L-function was introduced. Chebotarev density theorem and its applications were studied in great detail.
Course associates : Kashi Viswanadham, Saurab Singh, Subramani M, Usha K Sangale, Senthil Kumar, Brundaban Sahoo, Jaban Meher and Kamalakshya Mahatab did wonderful job of handling the tutorial sessions.

Time Table (AIS ATAN - 2016, KIIT BBS, 13 June - 2 July, 2016)

    Lecture 1 Tea Lecture 2 Lunch Tutorial Tea Tutorial
  Date 9.30-11. 00   11.30-1.00   2.00-4.00 4.00- 4.15  
Week 1 13 June SK   KS   Tutorial    
  14 SK   KS   RM (90 min) 3.30- 3.45 3.45 - 5.15
  15 SK   RM   RM (90 min)   3.45 - 5.15
  16 SK   RM   RM (90 min)   3.45 - 5.15
  17 SK   RM   Tutorial    
  18 SK   Tutorial   Tutorial    
Week 2 20 TD   KS   Tutorial    
  21 TD   KS   Tutorial    
  22 TD   KS   Tutorial    
  23 TD   KS   Tutorial    
  24 TD   Tutorial   Tutorial    
  25 TD   Tutorial   Tutorial    
Week 3 27 KM   SB   Tutorial    
  28 KM   SB   Tutorial    
  29 KM   SB   Tutorial    
  30 KM   SB   Tutorial    
  1 July KM   SB   Tutorial    
  2 July KM   SB   Bye    



K. Srinivas (SK)
IMSc, Chennai
Kaneenika Sinha (KS)
R. Thangadurai
HRI, Allahabad
Ritabrata Munshi (RI)
TIFR, Mumbai & ISI, Kolkata
Kumar Murty (KM)
University of Toronto, Canada
Stephan Baier
IISER, Trivandrum


Course Associates

Kashi Vishwanadham
IMSc, Chennai
Saurabh Singh
ISI, Kolkata
Subramani M
CMI, Chennai
Usha K Sangale
SRTM Univ, Nanded
Senthil Kumar
IMSc, Chennai
Brundaban Sahoo
NISER, Bhubaneswar
Kamalakshya Mahatab
IMSc, Chennai
Jaban Meher
NISER, Bhubaneswar


Actual Participants 


Serial SID Full Name Affiliation Address of college/University where employed/studying City Position in College/ University
1 6715 Mr. Jaitra Chattopadhyay Harish-Chandra Research Institute Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Chhatnag Road, Jhunsi, Allahabad-211019 Allahab ad PhD
2 6784 Ms Bidisha Roy Harish Chandra research institute Chhatnag Road Jhunsi Allahab ad JRF
3 6802 Mr. Devendra Prasad Shiv Nadar University NH91, Tehsil Dadri, Gautam Buddha Nagar, Uttar Pradesh GAUTA M BUDDH A NAGAR PhD
4 6828 Ms. Sushree Sangeeta Pradhan National Institute of Technology, Rourkela National Institute of Technology, Rourkela sector-2 Rourkel a PhD
5 6846 Ms. Manasi Kumari Sahukar NIT  Rourkela National Institute of Technology, Rourkela ROURK ELA PhD
6 6965 Mr Kamalakshya Mahatab The Institute of Mathematical Sciences IV Cross Road, CIT Campus, Taramani Chennai PhD
7 6974 Ms Manasa Koorata Jayavarma Shetty National Institute of Technology Karnataka Research Scholar Dept of MACS NITK, Surathkal Mangalore Mangal ore Research Scholar
8 6999 Mr. Debasish Karmakar Harish Chandra Research Institute Chhatnag Road, Jhunsi Allahab ad PhD
9 7226 Ms. Sanjana Agarwal IISER Bhopal IISER Bhopal, Bhauri Bhopal BS-MS student
10 7488 Mr. Sourav Mukherjee IISER Pune IISER Hostel-I, IISER Campus, Near NCL Pune BS-MS student
12 7554 Mr Manish Kumar Pandey Harish Chandra research Institute harish chandra research institute chhatnag road,jhunsi allahaba d PhD
13 7555 Mr Abhishek Kumar Shukla Indian Institute of Science Education and Research, Pune Dr Homi Bhabha Road, Pashan, Pune Pune BS-MS student
14 7566 Mr. Kunjakanan Nath Chennai Mathematical Institute H1 SIPCOT IT Park, Siruseri Chennai MSc Student
15 7618 Mr Aranya Lahiri Indiana University Bloomington Department of Mathematics Indiana University Rawles Hall Bloomin gton Graduate Student
16 7631 Dr. Jaban Meher National Institute of Science Education and Research Po- Jatni, Khurda Bhuban eswar Asst. Prof.
17 7640 Dr. Saurabh Kumar Singh Indian Statistical Institute Room No. 4.11, AN Kolmogorov Bhavan, 203 BT Road, Indian Statistical Institute, Kolkata Visiting Scientist
18 7646 Dr. Kasi Viswanadham Gopajosyula Institute of Mathematical Sciences Institute of Mathematical Sciences, IV cross road, CIT campus, Taramani, Chennai- 600113 chennai Post doctoral fellow
19 7667 Mr Aniket Sunil Joshi Indian Institute of Technology Madras (IIT Madras) Sardar Patel Road Chennai Final year BS- MS student
20 7677 Mr Akash Jena NISER NISER, Jatni campus P.O. Jatni, Khurda 752050 Odisha, India Jatni MSc student
21 7691 Mr Sudhir Kumar Pujahari IISER-Pune IISER-Pune, Homibhaba road, Pashan Pune Ph.D Student
22 7693 Mr. Subramani Muthukrishnan CMI CMI Chennai PHD
23 7708 Mr. Abhash Kumar Jha NISER Education and research (NISER), P.O.: Bhimpur- Padanpur, Via- Jatni Dist.: Khurda Bhuban eswar Ph.D
24 7718 Mr. Anindya Ganguly Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur; Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur; Kharagpur; West Bengal; Pin- 721302. India; Kharagp ur; M.Sc. Student
25 7744 Ms. Usha Keshav Sangale Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University School of Mathematical Sciences, Swami Ramanand Teerth Marathwada University, Nanded- 431606,Maharashtra, India Nanded Assistant Professor
26 7747 Mr. Tapas Pal IIT KHARAGPUR Indian Institute of Technology Kharagpur, Kharagpur, West Bengal. Pin- 721302. Kharagp ur M.Sc. Student
27 7787 Mr. Vishal Tripathy NISER NISER, PO- Bhimpur- Padanpur, Via- Jatni, District:- Khurda Bhuban eshwar Integratedstudent Msc
29 7807 Ms Moni Kumari Niser NIser, Bhubaneswar Khodra PhD
30   Ms Jita Parida Sambalpur University Jyoti Vihar, Burla   PhD
Local Participants
31 1 Dr. J.R. AMohanty S Associate Professor, CA, KIIT University      
32 2 ADr. S.R. Dash S Associate Professor, CA, KIIT University      
33 4 ADr. S.S. Patra S Assistant Professor, CA, KIIT University      
34 5 ADr. R. K. Barik S Assistant Professor, CA, KIIT University      
35 3 ADr. C. Misra S Assistant Professor, CA, KIIT University      
36 6 AManas Mukul S Assistant Professor, CA, KIIT University      
37 7 AM.R. Mishra S Assistant Professor, CA, KIIT University      
38 8 AP. Vijayeeta S Assistant Professor, CA, KIIT University      
39 40 9 10 AM. K. Rath SAU. De S Assistant Professor, CA, KIIT University ssistant Professor, CA, KIIT University      
41 11 AK. N. Singh S Assistant Professor, CA, KIIT University      
42 12 AB. B. Dash S Assistant Professor, CA, KIIT University      
43 13 Dr. RBrundavan BSahu Reader F, NISER, hubaneswar      

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Air Connection:
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Rail Connection:

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Road Connection:

Bhubaneswar is situated on the National Highway no.5 that runs between Kolkata and Chennai. Bhubaneswar is well linked to the rest of India by the national highways. The Bus Stand (Baramunda Bust Stand) is located on NH5. Bhubaneswar is on the golden quadrilateral on NH-5 between Kolkata and Chennai. DTS city bus service which is Dream Team Sahara city bus service operates around the city with 15 minutes difference. Getting around in Bhubaneswar does not take much time, due to the perfect town planning and well laid roads.
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