A Primer to Arithmetic Statistics

Stanley Yao Xiao (University of Northern British Columbia)

Jan 6, 2025 — Apr 4, 2025

About the course

In the past 25 years or so, the subject of “Arithmetic Statistics”, beginning with the work of Bhargava’s success in enumerating rings and fields of low degree and rank, and Bhargava and Shankar’s proof of the boundedness of algebraic rank of elliptic curves, is an enormously exciting subject. We will give an introduction to the subject centred on the work of Bhargava and his coworkers.


This course is available for registration under the Western Dean's Agreement. To register, you must obtain the approval of the course instructor and you must complete the Western Dean's agreement form , using the details below. The completed form should be signed by your home institution department and school of graduate studies, then returned to the host institution of the course.

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A Primer to Arithmetic Statistics
Jan 6, 2025 — Apr 4, 2025
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For help with completing the Western Dean’s agreement form, please contact the graduate student program coordinator at your institution. For more information about the agreement, please see the Western Dean's Agreement website

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Remote Access

Lectures will be conducted via zoom, using electronic slides. Slides, assignments and exams will be distributed electronically. Lectures will be recorded and made available to registered students.