Towers of Function Fields
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Dear all,
on February 23-24, 2012, we are organizing a workshop on "Towers of Function Fields" at SU Minerva Palace, Karaköy. 

For the program, titles/abstracts of the talks, please see below or
For more information on the ongoing "Semester on Curves, Codes, Cryptography", please see
This workshop is supported by Sabanci University. The visit of A. Garcia to Sabanci University is supported by Tübitak.
All the Best
Alp Bassa
Workshop "Towers of Function Fields", February 23-24 2012, Sabanci University,  Minerva Palace, Karaköy
February 23, Thursday
09.30 - 10.30  Michael Tsfasman (Institute for Information Transmission Problems and Independent University of Moscow)
        Sphere packings in large dimensions
10.45 - 11.45  Henning Stichtenoth (Sabanci University, Istanbul)
        Explicit towers over non-prime finite fields I
14.00 - 15.00  Arnaldo Garcia (IMPA, Rio de Janeiro)
        Explicit towers over non-prime finite fields II
15.30 - 16.30  Stephane Ballet (Institut de Mathematiques de Luminy, Marseille)
        Class numbers in algebraic function fields defined over finite fields, and related problems
16.45 - 17.45  Ignacio Cascudo (CWI, Amsterdam)
        Arithmetic codices
19.00 Workshop dinner (details will be announced at the workshop)
February 24, Friday
09.30 - 10.30  Marc Perret (Institut de mathematique de Toulouse)
        Some remarks on the  loci of decomposed and of singular points in recursive towers
10.45 - 11.45  Kit-Ho Mak (University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign)
        On lower bounds for the Ihara constants A(2) and A(3)
14.00 - 15.00  Peter Beelen (DTU, Copenhagen)
        Explicit towers over non-prime finite fields III
15.30 - 16.30  Alp Bassa (Sabanci University, Istanbul) 
        Explicit towers over non-prime finite fields IV