## Bhargava-Shankar

- chair: Barry Mazur
- times: Thursdays 11-12
next meeting will be 2-3pm (Simons auditorium), Tuesday 25 January - Melanie Wood, who recommends reading http://arxiv.org/abs/1005.0672 (only for the proofs of the main terms). "Section 1-5,8 of that paper I think are a very good introduction to the ideas in a case small enough to actually picture."

- pp. 2-9 (i.e., the Introduction) of Binary quadratic forms having bounded invariants, and the boundedness of average ranks of elliptic curves
Manjul's collected works: http://wstein.org/home/wstein/travel/2011/msri/bhargava/