MEHMET HALUK ŞENGÜN
Marie Curie Research Fellow
Mathematics Department
University of Warwick
Zeeman Building, Office C2.29
CV4 7AL Coventry, UK
Email: m.h.sengun [at] warwick.ac.uk
Homepage: warwick.ac.uk/haluksengun
This is a sketch of me from my undergraduate years at Istanbul Bilgi University Math Department .
It was drawn by my teacher Ali Nesin who is the editor
of the popular math magazine Matematik Dunyasi
and the founder/director of the one and only Nesin Mathematics Village .
Short Bio Research
Notes
Professional Schedule Teaching
SHORT BIO:
I am a Marie Curie Research Fellow
at the Number Theory Group
of the Mathematics Institute of the University of Warwick, UK.
Prior to this, I held post-doctoral positions at the
Algebra and Geometry Group of the University of Barcelona, and at the
Arithmetic Geometry Group of University of Duisburg-Essen.
I also held long-term visiting positions at the
Hausdorff Institute for Mathematics (HIM), Bonn,
Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM), Providence,
Institute for Experimental Mathematics (IEM), Essen,
Mathematical Sciences Research Institue (MSRI), Berkeley.
Max Planck Institute for Mathematics (MPIM), Bonn,
I got my PhD from the UW-Madison in 2008, under the supervision of Nigel Boston .
I got my BSc from Istanbul Bilgi University in 2001, under the supervision of Ali Nesin .
Here is my Curriculum Vitae .
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RESEARCH:
I am interested in algebraic number theory, cohomology of arithmetic groups, automorphic forms, modularity of abelian varieties and Galois representations.
I especially focus on the case where the arithmetic groups live in the Lie group PSL(2,C). I enjoy developing computer programs and carrying out
numerical experiments to explore and gain insight.
I am also involved in the construction of a database on Bianchi modular forms (that is, modular forms for GL(2) over imaginary quadratic fields) and
related arithmetic data inside the
L-functions and Modular Forms Database (LMFDB).
My papers:
1. The nonexistence of certain representations of the absolute Galois group of quadratic fields,
Proc. Amer. Math Soc. 137 (2009), 27-35.
2. Weight reduction for mod ℓ Bianchi modular forms,
(with Seyfi Turkelli ), Journal of Number Theory.
129 (2009): 2010-2019
3. On the integral cohomology of Bianchi groups, Experimental Mathematics. Volume 20, Issue 4, (2011): 487-505.
The DATA discussed in the paper.
4. On the homology of non-arithmetic hyperbolic tetrahedral groups, Int. Jour. Number Theory. Volume 08, Issue 2, (2012): 311-320.
The DATA discussed in the paper.
5. On level one cuspidal Bianchi modular forms,
(with Alexander Rahm ),
LMS Jour. Computation and Mathematics. Volume 16 (2013): 187-99.
6. Arithmetic aspects of Bianchi groups,
In ``Computations with Modular Forms" , proceedings of a Summer School and Conference, Heidelberg, August/September 2011.
Editors: G.Boeckle, G.Wiese. Contributions in Mathematical and Computational Sciences, Volume 6, 2014, Springer-Verlag. (refereed)
7. On the dimension of cohomology of Bianchi groups,
(with Seyfi Turkelli ), submitted.
8. Torsion homology growth and cycle complexity of arithmetic manifolds,
(with Nicolas Bergeron and
Akshay Venkatesh ), submitted.
9. Theta lifts of Bianchi modular forms and applications to the Paramodularity Conjecture,
(with Tobias Berger ,
Lassina Dembélé and
Ariel Pacetti ), submitted.
10. Darmon points on elliptic curves over number fields of arbitrary signature,
(with Xevi Guitart and
Marc Masdeu ), submitted.
11. Dimension formulae for spaces of lifted Bianchi modular forms,
(with Panagiotis Tsaknias ), preprint.
12. Even Galois representations and the torsion homology of Bianchi groups,
(with Panagiotis Tsaknias ), in preparation.
13. Serre's Conjecture for Siegel modular forms and torsion homology of Bianchi groups,
(with Lassina Dembélé ), in preparation.
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NOTES :
Here are some notes and expository papers:
1. Some Applications of Number Theory to 3-Manifolds Theory,
Extended notes of a talk I gave at the Geometric Topology Seminar
of the MPIM on applications of number theory and automorphic forms to 3-manifolds theory.
2. The deformation theory of Galois representations,
in ``The Proof of Fermat's Last Theorem" by Nigel Boston et. al.
3. A numerical study of mod p Bianchi modular forms and Galois representations,
some old computations of mine related to the modularity of
2-dimensional mod p Galois representations over imaginary quadratic fields.
4. Torsion Homology of Arithmetic Kleinian Groups,
Extended notes of a talk I gave at the workshop ``Growth and Mahler Measures"
at the Mittag-Leffler Institute in July 2013.
4. An Introduction to A-Polynomials and their Mahler Measures,
Extended notes of the talks I gave at the mini-workshop
``Knot Theory and Number Theory around the A-Polynomial" at the IST, Lisbon in January 2014.
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PROFESSIONAL SCHEDULE :
1-12 September 2014: Talk at the workshop L-functions and Modular Forms , ICTP, Tireste, Italy
14-16 July 2014: Talk at the workshop on Bianchi and Siegel modular forms , University of Sheffield, UK
7-11 July 2014: Attend the workshop on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics , University of Bristol, UK
5-7 July 2014: Attend the conference Symmetries and Correspondences , University of Oxford, UK
2-6 June 2014: Attend the LMFDB workshop , University of Warwick, UK
28 May 2014: Talk at the WaNDS (Warwick-Nottingham-Durham-Sheffield) Number Theory Seminar, University of Nottingham, UK
14 May 2014: Talk at the Noncommutative Geometry, Number Theory and Dynamics Seminar , University of Warwick, UK
21-23 March 2014: Talk at the Geometric Topology and Number Theory Special Session , Southeastern Sectional AMS Meeting, University of Tennessee, Knoxville, USA
10-14 March 2014: Attend the conference Curves and Automorphic Forms , Arizona State University, Tempe, USA
7 March 2014: Colloquium talk at the University of Southampton, UK
25 Febraury 2014: Colloquium talk at the University of Luxembourg
22 February 2014: Talk at the Number Theory Seminar at the University of Luxembourg
18-28 February 2014: Visit the University of Luxembourg , Luxembourg.
7-11 January 2014: Speak at the mini-workshop Knot Theory and Number Theory around the A-Polynomial , at the Instituto Superior Técnico, Lisbon, Portugal
(click HERE for the notes of my talks)
11 December 2013: Talk at the Heilbronn Seminar , University of Bristol, UK
3 December 2013: Talk at the Number Theory Seminar , University of Sheffield, UK
1-8 December 2013: Host Panos Tsaknias at Warwick.
7 November 2013: Talk at the Geometry and Topology Seminar , University of Warwick, UK.
1-6 November 2013: Host Xavier Guitart and Marc Masdeu at Warwick.
21-25 October 2013: Attend the workshop Topology, Geometry and Group Theory, Informed by Experiment , ICERM, Providence, USA
17 October 2013: Talk at the Number Theory Seminar , University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, USA.
10 October 2013: Talk at the Algebra and Number Theory Seminar , PennState University, State College, USA.
7 October 2013: Talk at the Number Theory Seminar , Boston University, Boston, USA.
1 October 2013: Talk at the CUNY Geometry and Topology Seminar , CUNY Graduate Center, New York City, USA.
26 September 2013: Talk at the Number Theory – Representation Theory Seminar , University of Wisconsin, Madison, USA.
23 September 2013: Talk at the Algebra Seminar , Brown University, Providence, USA.
16-20 September 2013: Attend the workshop Exotic Geometric Structures , ICERM, Providence, USA
16 September-28 October 2013: Visit ICERM to attend the program Low-dimensional Topology,
Geometry, and Dynamics , Providence, USA.
11-14 September 2013: Attend the Bristol LMFDB Worshop , Bristol, England.
25-30 August 2013: Attend the workshop Effective Methods for Darmon Points , Benasque, Spain.
18-25 August 2013: Visit the UPC, Barcelona, Spain.
22 July - 05 August 2013: Give a two week course titled "A Concrete Introduction To Buildings" at the Nesin Mathematics Village , Sirince, Izmir, Turkey.
8-12 July 2013: Attend the LMS-EPSRC Short Course o -Minimality and Diophantine Geometry , University of Manchester England.
1-5 July 2013: Attend the workshop Growth and Mahler Measures in Topology and Geometry , Mittag-Leffler Institute, Djursholm, Sweden.
29 April- 3 May 2013: Attend the Rational Points: Geometric, Analytic and Explicit Approaches , University of Warwick, England.
18 April 2013: Talk at the Quadratic Forms, K-theory and Number Theory Seminar , University College Dublin, Ireland.
15-16 April 2013: Attend the workshop Higher Structures in Topology and Number Theory , University of Oxford, England.
8-12 April 2013: Attend the conference Iwasawa Theory and Galois Representations , University of Warwick, England.
18-22 March 2013: Talk at the conference Explicit Methods for Modular Forms , University of Warwick, England.
8-13 March 2013: Attend the Arizona Winter School (Modular Forms and Modular Curves), University of Arizona at Tucson, USA.
6 March 2013: Colloquium talk at the Math Department , Western Illinois University, USA.
15 January-14 February 2013: Attend the HIM Hausdorff Trimester Program: Arithmetic and Geometry, Bonn, Germany.
11-21 December 2012: Visit the Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Paris, France.
2-9 December 2012: Host Aurel Page .
29 November 2012: Talk at the Geometry and Topology Seminar , University of Warwick, UK.
26 November 2012: Talk at the Number Theory Seminar , University of Warwick, UK.
7 November 2012: Talk at the London Number Theory Seminar , Imperial College London, UK.
24-28 September 2012: Attend the conference Selmer Groups, Descent and the Distribution of Ranks , Warwick, UK.
24-28 September 2012: Attend the conference Rational Points on Curves , Oxford, UK.
19 September 2012: Talk at Warwick-Nottingham-Durham-Sheffield Number Theory Seminar, Sheffield, UK.
3-9 September 2012: Give a one week course titled "Cohomology of SL(2,Z) and Number Theory" at the Nesin Mathematics Village , Izmir, Turkey.
1-6 July 2012: Attend the Banff Workshop: Torsion in the homology of arithmetic groups , Banff, Canada. (click HERE for the video of my talk)
26 April 2012: Talk at Koc University , Istanbul, Turkey.
20 April 2012: Talk at Bilgi University , Istanbul, Turkey.
17 April 2012: Talk at Galatasaray University , Istanbul, Turkey.
13 April 2012: Talk at Mimar Sinan Fine Arts University , Istanbul, Turkey.
12 April 2012: Talk at Sabanci University , Istanbul, Turkey.
9 April 2012: Talk at Yeditepe University , Istanbul, Turkey.
20-24 February 2012: Attend the Winter School on Galois Theory , University of Luxembourg.
30 January 2012: Talk at the Geometric Topology Seminar , Max Planck Institute, Bonn, Germany.
16 December 2011: Talk at the Number Theory Seminar , University of Rome, Tor Vergata, Italy.
15-19 November 2011: Attend the Geometry and Arithmetic around Teichmueller Theory , Galatasaray University, Istanbul, Turkey.
8 November 2011: Talk at the Number Theory Seminar , University of Cologne, Germany.
29 August-8 September 2011: Talk at the Computations with Modular Forms 2011 , Heidelberg, Germany.
17-23 July 2011: Attend the Explicit Methods in Number Theory , Oberwolfach, Germany.
4-14 July 2011: Talk at the Geometry and Arithmetic of Lattices , Durham, England.
15 June 2011: Talk at MPI , Bonn, Germany.
26 May 2011: Talk at CMAF , Lisbon, Portugal.
23-26 May 2011: Visit CMAF , Lisbon, Portugal.
7 April 2011: Talk at Algebra and Number Theory Seminar , UC Santa Cruz, USA.
17 March 2011: Talk at Members Seminar , MSRI, USA.
12-16 March 2013: Attend the Arizona Winter School (Stark-Heegner Points), University of Arizona at Tucson, USA.
March-mid April 2011: Visit MSRI to attend the program Arithmetic Statistics
6-10 December 2010: Talk at the 4. de Brún Workshop on Group Actions , Galway, Ireland.
15 November 2010: Talk at the Séminaire de théorie des nombres de l'IMJ , Paris, France.
15-20 November 2010: Visit Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Paris, France.
6-10 September 2010: Attend the GTEM Final Meeting , Barcelona, Spain.
16 August - 20 August 2010: Attend the Summer School in Algorithmic Mathematics , Berlin, Germany. I am a co-organizer!
12-22 July 2010: Attend the conference Regulators III , Barcelona, Spain
4-9 July 2010: Talk at the Conference on Modularity , CRM, Barcelona, Spain (click HERE for the slides of this talk)
12-25 June 2010: Attend the Advanced course on Modularity , CRM, Barcelona, Spain
2-9 March 2010: Attend the ESI May Seminar in Number Theory , Vienna, Austria
8-12 March 2010: Attend the Summer School: Shimura Varieties: Cohomology and Modular Forms , Mainz, Germany
16-20 February 2010: Attend the Conference on Algebraic Geometry and Arithmetic , Essen, Germany
29-30 January 2010: Attend the conference Groups and Topological Groups , Essen, Germany
26 January 2010: Talk at the University of Warwick, UK
18 January 2010: Talk at HIM, Bonn, Germany
1 January- 31 April 20010: Visitor at HIM , Bonn, Germany
26-30 October 2009: Attend the Autumn School "Towards a p-adic Langlands Correspondence" , Sevilla, Spain
7-11 September 2009: Attend the GTEM Conference "Explicit cohomology computations and Computational arithmetic geometry" , Warwick, UK
12 August 2009: Seminar talk at the Max Planck Institute Number Theory Seminar, Bonn, Germany (click HERE for the slides of this talk)
Summer 2009 : Visit the Nesin Mathematical Village , Izmir, Turkey
13-17 July 2009: Attend the Conference "Modular forms, p-adic Hodge Theory and Applications" , Roscoff, France
22-27 June 2009: Attend the SAGE Days 16 , Barcelona, Spain
8 April 2009: Seminar talk at London Number Theory Seminar, London, UK
7 April 2009: Seminar talk at the University of Warwick, UK
6-10 April 2009: Visit King's College, London, UK
30 March - 3 April 2009: Attend the Conference on the occasion of Fritz Grunewald's 60th Birthday , Oxford, UK
8 January 2009 : Seminar talk at the University of Duisburg-Essen
17-21 November 2008: Attend the Autumn School on Geometric Invariants of Groups , Gottingen, Germany
6-10 October 2008: Attend the Conference on Arithmetic Algebraic Geometry , Bonn, Germany
3 October 2008 : Seminar talk at the University of K.U.Leuven Campus Kortrijk, Belgium
17-23 August 2008: Talk at the Computations with Modular Forms Conference , Bristol, UK
28-03 June-July 2008: Attend the CMI/MSRI Workshop: Modular Forms and Arithmetic, Berkeley, USA
28 May - 2 June 2008: Talk at the 10th Antalya Algebra Days , Antalya, Turkey
23 May 2008: Seminar talk at Istanbul Bilgi University, Turkey
22 April - 4 May 2008: Research visit to Heinrich-Heine University at Dusseldorf, Germany
7 March 2008: Talk at Midwest Number Theory Conference at UIC, Chicago, USA
13 February 2008: Research visit to Boston College, Boston, USA
12 February 2008: Seminar talk at Five Colleges Number Theory Seminar, Amherst, USA
28 January 2008: Seminar talk at Iowa State
17 January 2008: Seminar talk at UIUC
25 October 2008: Seminar talk at Institute for Experimental Mathematics, University of Essen, Germany
25 October 2008: Seminar talk at Institute for Experimental Mathematics, University of Essen, Germany
16-30 October 2007: Research visit to Heinrich-Heine University at Dusseldorf, Germany
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TEACHING:
I have many years of experience in teaching (at the levels of TA, Lecturer and also Coordinator)
undergraduate math classes of varying levels.
Most recently, I taught a course on Modular Forms aimed at fourth year undergraduates and
beginning graduate students.
Here is my Teaching Statement .
I taught/coordinated Math 101 classes in 2008 spring semester. Here is the LINK to the webpage of the class.
Here is a review sheet I prepared for Math101 from previous semesters.
Math 101 Review .
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Here is a list of the math classes I taught with the student evaluations I got. The bottom ones that have no evaluation are taught at Istanbul Bilgi University.
Semester
Class
Responsibility
Evaluation
2008 Summer
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra for PEOPLE
Instructor
n/a
2008 Spring
Math 101 , Intermediate Algebra
Coordinator/Instructor
superior
2007 Fall
Math 113 , Trigonometry
Instructor
satisfactory +
2007 Summer
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra for PEOPLE
Instructor
n/a
2007 Spring
Math 101 , Intermediate Algebra
Coordinator/Instructor
superior
2006 Fall
Math 210 , Topics in Finite Mathematics
TA
satisfactory
2006 Summer
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra for PEOPLE
Instructor
n/a
2006 Spring
Math 113 , Trigonometry
Instructor
satisfactory +
2005 Fall
Math 213 , Calculus and Introduction to Differential Equations
TA
superior
2005 Summer
Beginning and Intermediate Algebra for PEOPLE
Instructor
n/a
2005 Spring
Math 113 , Trigonometry
Instructor
satisfactory +
2004 Fall
Math 210 , Topics in Finite Mathematics
TA
satisfactory +
2004 Spring
Math 101 , Intermediate Algebra
Instructor
superior
2003 Fall
Math 222 , Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
TA
satisfactory
+
2003 Spring
Math 221 , Calculus and Analytic Geometry I
TA
satisfactory
+
2002 Fall
Math 222 , Calculus and Analytic Geometry II
TA
satisfactory
2002 Spring
Math 321 , Measure Theory
TA
n/a
2002 Spring
Math 112 , Set Theory II
Instructor
n/a
2002 Fall
Math 222 , Topology and Metric Spaces
TA
n/a
2001 Spring
Math 111 , Set Theory I
Instructor
n/a