The Canadian Number Theory Association (CNTA) was founded in 1987
at the International Number Theory Conference at Laval University.
The purpose of the CNTA is to enhance and promote learning and research
in Number Theory, particularly in Canada. To advance these goals
the CNTA organizes major international conferences, with the aim
of exposing Canadian students and researchers to the latest developments
in number theory. The previous meetings have been held in Banff
(1988), Vancouver (1989), Kingston (1991), Halifax (1994), Ottawa
(1996), Winnipeg
(1999), Montreal
(2002) and Toronto
(2004) and Vancouver
(2006). These have been high quality conferences which have had
wide participation of the international number theory community.
Overview
The conference will contain 12 plenary lectures, including a talk
given by the winner of the 2008 Ribenboim Prize (an award for distinguished
research in number theory), and a Public Lecture open to the general
public. Plenary lectures are 45 minutes in length, and our emphasis
will be on analytic number theory, arithmetic geometry, and their
fruitful interactions developed in recent years. The following mathematicians
have cofirmed their intention to give plenary lectures.
Confirmed Plenary Speakers:
Henri Darmon (McGill)
Andrew Granville (Montreal)
Roger HeathBrown (Oxford)
Ram Murty (Queen's)

Carl Pomerance (Dartmouth)
Bjorn Poonen (MIT)
Trevor Wooley (University of Bristol)

Invited Speakers
Public lecture
Peter Hilton, Binghamton University
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Confirmed Special Session Speakers
J.P. Allouche (Universite ParisSud)
Francesco Amoroso (University of Caen)
A. Baragar (University of Nevada Las Vegas)
M. Bennett (University of British Columbia)
V. Blomer (Univeristy of Toronto)
A. Booker (Bristol)
T. Browning (Bristol University)
J. Brüdern (University of Stuttgart)
Y. Bugeaud (Strasbourg)
I. Chen (Simon Fraser University)
B. Conrey (American Institute of Mathematics)
C. David (Concordia University)
C. Delaunay (Universite ClaudeBernard (Lyon I))
J.H. Evertse (University of Leiden)
D. Farmer (American Institute of Mathematics)
J. Friedlander (University of Toronto)
Wee Teck Gan (University of California San Diego)
S. Gonek (Rochester)
Eyal Goren (McGill) 
K. Kawada (Iwate)
H. Kim (University of Toronto)
S. Kudla (University of Toronto)
W. Li (Pennsylvania State University)
G. Martin (University of British Columbia)
M. Mossinghoff (Davidson College)
K. Murty (University of Toronto)
M. Papanikolas (Texas A&M)
P. Pollack (Dartmouth)
M. Rosen (Brown University)
D. Roy (University of Ottawa)
R. Sharifi (McMaster University)
J. Silverman (Brown University)
K. Soundararajan (Stanford University)
C. Smyth (University of Edinburgh)
N. Snaith (Bristol University)
H. Williams (University of Calgary)
R. van Luijk (Simon Fraser University)
J. Yu (National Center of Theoretical Sciences, Taiwan)
J.K. Yu (Purdue University) 
The winner of the 2008 Ribenboim Prize is Adrian Iovita, of
Concordia University.
The Canadian Number Theory Association (CNTA) solicited nominations
for the Fifth Ribenboim Prize, for distinguished research in number
theory by a mathematician who is Canadian or has connections to
Canadian mathematics. This prize is normally awarded every 24
years in conjunction with a CNTA meeting. The intention is to
award the next prize at the 10th CNTA meeting to be held from
July 1318, 2008 in Waterloo.
The first prize was awarded in 1999 to Professor Andrew Granville,
the second prize was awarded in 2002 to Professor Henri Darmon
and the third prize was awarded in 2004 to Professor Michael Bennett.
The 2006 Ribenboim Prize has been awarded to Professor Vinayak
Vatsal of the University of British Columbia.
The 2008 prize winner will receive a certificate and medal and
will give a plenary talk at the CNTA meeting. Normally the prize
winner will have received his or her Ph.D. within the last 12
years.
Travel support for students and junior participants
deadline to apply was June 1, 2008
Affiliated Activities
A summer school in Analytic number theory and Diophantine approximation
will take place at the University of Ottawa (Ontario, Canada)
during the two weeks preceeding CNTA X, from June 30 to July 11,
2008. Interested graduate students and young researchers are invited
to apply for funding. More details are available on the web page
of the conference: http://www.fields.utoronto.ca/programs/scientific/0708/analytic/
Conference Coordinator: gensci(PUT_AT_SIGN_HERE)fields.utoronto.ca
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