[The] junk merchant does not sell his product to the consumer, he sells the consumer to his product.

He does not improve and simplify his merchandise.  He degrades and simplifies the client.


                                                                                                William Burroughs,   Naked Lunch


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Spring 2017


Math GR8659, Topics in automorphic forms


Courses Fall 2016


Math V2000, Introduction to higher mathematics


Math W4045, Algebraic curves 



Older courses


Math G6659, Topics in automorphic forms (spring 2016)

Math W4042, Modern algebra II (fall 2015)

Math W4043, Algebraic number theory (fall 2015)

Math W4044, Representations of finite groups (spring 2015)

Math G6659, Topics in automorphic forms (spring 2015)

Math W4043, Algebraic number theory (fall 2013)

Math G6245, Coherent cohomology of Shimura varieties (fall 2013)



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