**Ben Forrás’s**website

# About me

**If you need to contact me, use bforras@bforras.eu instead.**Snail mail also works. Carrier pigeons are advised against.

## Name

My name is **Bence Forrás**, the “correct” pronunciation of which is [ˈbɛnt͡sɛ ˈforːaːʃ].
Unofficially I often use the first name **Ben**.
This form follows Western name order, as is common for Hungarian names when used outside of Hungary.
I prefer keeping the acute in *Forrás* whenever possible, which should be almost always given that we live in age of Unicode. However, if only basic Latin characters may be used, the preferred transliteration is *Forras*.

## Current affiliation

Since October 2020, I have been a PhD student of Andreas Nickel in the Essen Research Training Group. Here is a detailed list of what I have been doing during my time in Essen.

## Past affiliations

- 2017–2020: MSc in Mathematics at RFWU Bonn, Germany (funded by BIGS)

Master thesis: Iwasawa Theory, advisor: Dustin Clausen - 2014–2017: BSc in Pure Mathematics at ELTE, Budapest, Hungary

Bachelor thesis: Kummer’s Congruences and the p-adic Zeta-Function, advisor: Gergely Zábrádi

Between October 25 and December 2, 2022, I stayed at the Indian Institute of Science in Bengaluru.

## Events

- Iwasawa 2023: in memory of John Coates: University of Cambridge, 17–21 July 2023
- Arithmetic of L-functions: Madrid, 22–26 May 2023
- Spring School on Non-archimedean Geometry and Eigenvarieties: Heidelberg, 6–17 March 2023
- Number theory meets p-adic representations: Münster, 13–17 February 2023
- Seminar on special values of L-functions: Bielefeld, September 21, 2022
- Elliptic curves and modular forms in arithmetic geometry: Milano, September 12–16, 2022
- School on Arithmetic Geometry: Essen, September 5–9, 2022
- Young Researchers in Algebraic Number Theory (Y-RANT): Glasgow, August 23–25, 2022
- Number Theory and Algebraic Geometry: ICM sectional workshop, ETH Zürich, July 11–14, 2022
- Arizona Winter School: Tucson, March 5–9, 2022
- Neubiberger Zahlentheorie-Tage Herbst 2021: Universität der Bundeswehr München, September 30 – October 1, 2021

## Research talks

*tba*, Heidelberg, February 3, 2023*Integrality of smoothed p-adic Artin L-functions*, RTG seminar: Essen, January 12, 2023*Integrality of smoothed p-adic Artin L-functions*, IISc Number theory seminar: Bangalore, November 16, 2022*Integrality of smoothed p-adic Artin L-functions*, Seminar on special values of L-functions: Bielefeld, September 21, 2022*Integrality of smoothed p-adic Artin L-functions*, Young Researchers in Algebraic Number Theory (Y-RANT): Glasgow, August 23–25, 2022*Integrality of the smoothed p-adic L-function*, Neubiberger Zahlentheorie-Tage Herbst 2021: Universität der Bundeswehr München, September 30 – October 1, 2021

For a list of seminar talks, see this page.

## Teaching

- WS 2021/22: Cyclotomic Fields and Iwasawa Theory
- WS 2016/17: Linear algebra
- 2014–2016: grading papers for KöMaL

## Contact

- E-mail: bforras[meow]bforras[dot]eu (general-purpose)
- E-mail: bence.forras[meow]uni-due[dot]de (for University of Duisburg-Essen business) Indefinitely unavailable.
- Postal address: Universität Duisburg-Essen, Fakultät für Mathematik, Thea-Leymann-Straße 9, 45127 Essen
- Office: WSC-N-3.43