These notes were written for lectures I
gave as a graduate student at the number theory learning seminar at
Stanford. They fit in with larger series available
at the seminar pages listed. Nothing beyond the
presentation is original to these notes.
I grew up in Toledo,
Ohio, and did my undergraduate work at Duke University. I then
III of the Mathematical Tripos at Cambridge University. I
currently live in Berkeley, where I enjoy running, cooking, and working
on my tennis and basketball games.