Using mathematical software and databases to enhance research

Thursday, December 8, 2016 - 13:00
325 Thackeray Hall

Abstract or Additional Information

We will explore how you can use software and databases in research, focusing on the open source software package Sage and the online L-functions and Modular Forms database. As a case study, we will consider questions about isogeny classes of abelian varieties over finite fields. I will give some mathematical background on these objects and describe how we can use Sage and a new part of the LMFDB to study them.