October  4, 2023

The Brownawell Conference

In celebration of the 60th birthday of W.Dale Brownawell

June 17-19, 2004
to be held at the University of Waterloo

Conference organizer: Cameron Stewart (Waterloo)

Supported by:
The Fields Institute
Pennsylvania State University
University of Waterloo

Plenary speakers:

F.Beukers (Utrecht)
D.Masser (Basel)

M.Papanikolas (Texas A&M),
R.Tubbs (Colorado)
Invited speakers:  

G.Anderson (Minnesota)
G.Andrews (Penn.State)
D.Boyd (U.B.C.)
P.Bundschuh (Cologne)
N.Hirata-Kohno (Nihon)
W.W.Li (Penn.State)
P.Philippon (Paris)
A.van der Poorten (Macquarie)

S. Schanuel (S.U.N.Y.,Buffalo)
J. Silverman (Brown),
T. N. Shorey (Tata Institute)
R.Tijdeman (Leiden)
J. Vaaler (Texas)
P.Vojta (Berkeley)
K.Yu (Hong Kong U.S.T.)
Y.Zarhin (Penn.State).

Schedule - All talks held in MC5158 on the 5th floor of the Mathematics and Computer Building of the University of Waterloo.

Thursday,June 17 --Speaker Abstracts
8:00 am Registration on site
9:00-10 a.m. R. Tubbs
An illustrated history of \alpha\beta
10:00-10:30 a.m. coffee
10:30-11 a.m. S. Schanuel
Objective algebraic number theory
11:00-11:30 a.m. G.Andrews
Engel Expansions and the Rogers-Ramanujan Identities
11:30-12 a.m. D.Boyd
The A-polynomials of Turk's Head Knots and other highly symmetric knots
2-2:30 J. Silverman
Real and p-adic Properties of Elliptic Divisibility Sequences and Elliptic Division Polynomials
2:30-3 coffee
3-3:30 K. Yu
P-adic logarithmic forms
3:30-4 N. Hirata-Kohno
Linear forms in p-adic elliptic logarithms and some related results
4-4:30 R.Tijdeman
Irrationality of infinite sums of rational numbers
4:30-6:30 reception
Friday, June 18 --Speaker Abstracts
9:00-10:00 a.m. F. Beukers
Exploring E-functions
10:00-10:30 a.m. coffee
10:30-11:00 a.m. T.N. Shorey
Diophantine equations involving arithmetic progressions
11:00-11:30 a.m. Y. Zarhin
Endomorphism algebras of superelliptic jacobians
11:30-12:00 J. Vaaler
Mahler Measure and the ABC Inequality
2:00-3:00 p.m. M. Papanikolas
Transcendence in positive characteristic
3:00-3:30 p.m. coffee
3:30-4:00 p.m. P. Bundschuh
Algebraic independence over Qp
4:00-4:30 p.m. G. Anderson
An adelic version of Stirling's formula and a related conjecture
Conference Banquet
University Club of the University of Waterloo on Friday, June 18 at 6:30 p.m.
Saturday, June 19 -- Speaker Abstracts
9:00-10:00 a.m. D. Masser
On functions and polynomials: an arithmetician's miscellany
10:00-10:30 a.m. coffee
10:30-11:00 a.m. P. Vojta
Arithmetic jet bundles
11:00-11:30 a.m. W.Li
Modular Forms for Noncongruence Subgroups
11:30-12:00 . P. Philippon
Approximation properties in the functional case
12:00-12:30 p.m.

A.van der Poorten
Elliptic sequences and continued fractions

Associated Conference in Toronto
Canadian Number Theory Association VIII Meeting
June 20-25, 2004, Toronto

Travel Information

The University of Waterloo is located in the twin cities of Kitchener-Waterloo in southwestern Ontario, approximately 100km/60miles from Pearson International Airport in Toronto, or three hours east of Windsor-Detroit. Regional map, Map of Kitchener-Waterloo (information on how to reach).

Ground transportation from Pearson International Airport to Kitchener-Waterloo can be pre-arranged with Airways Transit. Reservations may be made through their website at, by telephone at (519) 886-2121, or by fax at (519) 886-2141. Airways Transits accepts cash (preferably Canadian funds, although US funds will also be accepted), MasterCard, Visa and American Express.

Housing and Hotels

Blocks of rooms for the conference have been booked at three Waterloo hotels for the evenings of June 17-19, 2004. All meeting participants should make their own hotel reservations, - participants should quote the Brownawell Conference when booking

Waterloo Inn & Conference Centre
- cut-off date is May 5, 2004
475 King Street North Waterloo, Ontario N2J 2Z5 519-884-0220 - phone
519-884-0321 - fax
Rate: 118.00/night plus taxes
Comfort Inn
- cut-off date is May 16, 2004
190 Weber Street North
Waterloo, Ontario
N2J 3H4
519-747-9400 - phone
519-747-2134 - fax
Rate: 76.00/night plus taxes
Ron Eydt Village Conference Centre
University of Waterloo
Box 16610
Waterloo, Ontario
N2J 4C1
519-884-5400 - phone
519-746-7599 - fax
Rate: 46.20/night for a single plus taxes
31.90/night/person for a double plus taxes

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