## About

My name is John Lien, I am a 2nd year math PhD student at Louisiana State University. My interests lie in algebraic number theory.

**Contact Information:**

Office: 282 Lockett Hall Louisiana State University

Email: jlien4@lsu.edu

## Things I wrote

A short low-level expository for a class project on the group law of elliptic curves:

**A list of links I personally enjoy or found useful:**

**Course Notes and Video Lectures:**

- Keith Conrad’s Expository papers
- J.S. Milne’s Course Notes
- Kevin Buzzard’s MSRI course on Automorphic Forms with videos on Youtube!
- MIT’s online courses
- Lecture Notes from Cambridge
- IHÉS Lectures on Youtube

**Blogs:**

- Terry Tao’s blog
- Jason Polak’s blog
- Frank Calegari’s blog
- John Baez’s blog
- David Mumford’s blog
- Timothy Gower’s blog

**Useful Resources:**

- Number Theory Web (includes a list of conferences and workshops here)
- MathSciNet
- Arxiv
- The L-functions and Modular Forms Database
- Online Encyclopedia of Integer Sequences
- nLab (particularly useful for category theory)
- SAGE online compiler (I’ll install it on my computer eventually…)
- Desmos (Online Graphing Calculator)
- Mathematics Pronunciation Guide
- Archive of “What is…” columns from AMS Notices
- The Math Atlas

**Math Overflow and StackExchange posts:**

- Significance of Tate’s Thesis
- Connection between representation theory and modular/automorphic forms
- Understanding the absolute Galois group of
**Q** - The essence of class field theory
- An obstacle in Fermat’s Last Theorem (Franz Lemmermeyer’s answer is very nice)

**Just for fun 🙂**

- Randomly Generated math papers
- The proof is trivial! (Refresh for different results)
- Project Euler (a lot of fun if you also enjoy programming)
- A spooky LaTeX package