William Stein

Seattle, WA

wstein.org

Age: 41

I do research on elliptic curves and modular forms and direct the Sage mathematics software project.

I am a professor of mathematics at University of Washington. In my mathematics research, I use the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture as motivation to understand the constellation of arithmetic invariants associated to optimal quotients of J0(N). I also use do explicit computations with modular forms.

Mar
30
answered SAGE roots on the root field
Jan
16
comment Command in sage worksheet (in sage math cloud) to get anything in sage?
@kcrisman -- I didn't mess everything up! I mainly "change" SMC by adding new things. I try hard to make sure everything still works, and care a huge amount about backwards compatibility. Also, the "way things work" in Sage traditionally is already what I think is right, so I tend to stay with it.
Jan
4
comment vim in 14.04 (Trusty) starts up in Replace mode
I've tested running vim (the command line version) after switching to vim-gnome, and it definitely does not fix this problem.
Dec
30
awarded Commentator
Dec
30
comment SSH log in for sagemath cloud project
Hi -- I definitely misunderstood your question. I agree with Alex Ryan's answer below.
Dec
16
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Nov
30
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Nov
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Oct
16
revised How to load and use a PARI/GP script in Sage notebook?
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Oct
12
awarded Editor
Oct
12
revised How to load and use a PARI/GP script in Sage notebook?
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Oct
12
comment How to load and use a PARI/GP script in Sage notebook?
I've made it so downloading from math.stanford.edu is now allowed so that link works. I've updated the answer.
Oct
12
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Oct
12
revised Taking advantage of Sage and IPython notebook in the same page? Or, rather combining them?
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Oct
12
comment Taking advantage of Sage and IPython notebook in the same page? Or, rather combining them?
Hi -- when I wrote that answer it was write. However, it has since changed to %load_ext sage, which is now the right answer.
Oct
12
comment How to explicitly compute lifting of points from an elliptic curve to a modular curve?
Just a remark that Hao is my Ph.D. student, and one of the motivations for him doing the above is computation of things like the Mazur--Swinnerton-Dyer critical subgroup of E(Q)...
Sep
26
awarded Critic
Sep
25
answered Disable Ubuntu Update Manager's new version warning
Sep
25
answered check-new-release process eating up resources on Ubuntu server 13.04
Sep
20
answered making a UUID (rfc4122) what namespace for hashing full content?
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