Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Department of Mathematics and Statistics
Department of Mathematics and Statistics

Number Theory Seminar


Wednesday, July 18th, 2018

Time: 2:30-3:20p.m.  Place: Jeffery Hall 422

Speaker: Kalyan Chakraborty (Harish-Chandra Research Institute, Allahabad, India)

Title: ON CLASS NUMBER OF CERTAIN QUADRATIC FIELDS.

Abstract: Class number of a number field and in particular that of a quadratic number field, is one of the fundamental and mysterious objects in algebraic number theory and related topics. I will discuss some results concerning the divisibility of the class numbers of certain families of real (respectively, imaginary) quadratic fields in both qualitative and quantitative aspects. I will also look at the 3-rank of the ideal class groups of certain imaginary quadratic fields. The talk will be based on some recent works done along with my collaborators.