April 20, 2014

June 27-29, 2009
Conference in Number Theory
Carleton University

Saban Alaca (Carleton), Gary Walsh (UOttawa and CSEC), Kenneth Williams (Carleton)

Supported by:

The goal of the mini conference is to bring together top researchers in number theory from Canada and abroad in order to foster collaboration and to expose students to important problems in this growing field. We expect that this mini conference will establish and strengthen research ties among researchers in number theory.


There will be three lectures per day (two in the morning and one in the afternoon) for each of the three days. The lectures will be of a survey nature offering a state-of-the art view of important topics in the field and related areas of mathematics with applications to cryptography. Emphasis will be placed on the main techniques in a given area as well as outlining some of the important open problems. Each afternoon a one-hour discussion period of these open problems will take place with the aim of involving both graduate students and established researchers in their solution.


Scott Ahlgren, University of Illinois
George Andrews, Pensylvania State University
Bruce C. Berndt, University of Illinois
John Friedlander, University of Toronto
Steve Gonek, University of Rochester
Habiba Kadiri, University of Lethbridge
Ram Murty, Queen’s University
Nathan Ng, University of Lethbridge
Ken Ono, University of Wisconsin
Kannan Soundararajan, Stanford University
Hugh C.Williams, University of Calgary

Saturday, June 27
Location: 342 Tory Building
9:30—10:30 Invited lecture, K. Ono (Wisconsin)
10:30—11:00 Refreshments
11:00 – 12:00 Invited lecture, N. Ng (Lethbridge)
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Invited lecture, S. Ahlgren (Illinois)
2:30 – 3:00 Refreshments
3:00 – 4:00 Invited lecture, H. Kadiri (Lethbridge)
4:00 – 4:10 Break
4:10 – 4:30 Contributed talk, M. Jameson/R. L. Oliver
4:30 – 4:50 Contributed talk, M. Kazalicki
4:50 – 5:10 Contributed talk, Y. Lamzouri
5:10 – 5:30 Contributed talk, T. Wright
5:30—5:50 Contributed talk, Y. Ichihara
Sunday, June 28
Location: 342 Tory Building
9:30—10:30 Invited lecture, R. Murty (Queen's)
10:30—11:00 Refreshments
11:00 – 12:00 Invited lecture, K. Soundararajan (Stanford)
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Invited lecture, G. Andrews (Penn State)
2:30 – 3:30 Refreshments and Open Problems Session
3:30 – 4:00 Contributed talk, G. Walsh
4:00 – 4:30 Contributed talk, A. Sebbar
4:30 – 4:50 Contributed talk, M. Lemire
4:50 – 7:30 Dinner
7:30 – 8:30 Special invited lecture, S. Gonek (Rochester)
Monday, June 29
Location: 132 Azrieli Pavilion
9:30—10:30 Invited lecture, B. Berndt (Illinois)
10:30—11:00 Refreshments
11:00 – 12:00 Invited lecture, J. Friedlander (Toronto)
12:00 – 1:30 Lunch
1:30 – 2:30 Invited lecture, H. Williams (Calgary)
2:30 – 3:00 Refreshments
3:00 – 3:20 Contributed talk, S. Kim
3:20 – 3:40 Contributed talk, S. Laishram
3:40 – 4:00 Contributed talk, B. Weiss
4:00 – 4:20 Contributed talk, T. Stoll
4:20 – 5:00 Open Problems Session


Some financial support is available for graduate students wishing to attend the conference. A graduate student wishing to apply for funding should do so online at the time of registering. The application should include a proposed budget of expenses. A letter of support from his/her graduate supervisor should be sent by email to
Applications will be considered in the order they are received up to May 30, 2009.

Please submit the abstract of your proposed contributed paper via email to Dr. Kenneth S. Williams at <kwilliam(at)> no later than May 31, 2009. Papers will be considered in the order they are received. Contributors of accepted papers will be informed no later than June 18, 2009. Each
contributed talk will be allotted 15 min.


Fullname University/Affiliation
Ahlgren, Scott University of Illinois
Alaca, Ayse Carleton University
Alaca, Saban Carleton University
Andrews, George E. Pennsylvania State University
Bensawd, Hawa Carleton University
Berndt, Bruce University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Boyd, Chris Carleton University
Brault, Marc-Olivier University of Ottawa
Caley, Timothy University of Waterloo
Delsinne, Emmanuel University of Ottawa
Doyle, Greg Carleton University
Dubiel, Tomasz Carleton University
El basraoui, Abdelkrim University of Ottawa
Friedlander, John University of Toronto
Gonek, Steve University of Rochester
Haradyn, Jason McMaster University
Harder, Andrew Queen's University
Jameson, Marie University of Wisconsin-Madison
Kadiri, Habiba University of Lethbridge
Kazalicki, Matija UW Madison
Kim, Sun University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Laishram, Shanta University of Waterloo
Lamzouri, Youness Universitι de Montrιal
Lemire, Mathieu Carleton University
Lemke Oliver, Robert UW-Madison
Lozier, Stιphane University of Ottawa
Martel, Justin University of Ottawa
Mingarelli, Angelo B. Carleton University
Murty, Ram Queen's University
Ng, Nathan University of Lethbridge
Ono, Ken University of Wisconsin
Panario, Daniel Carleton University
Rees, Tim University of Waterloo
Rizvin, Inessa Carleton University
Roy, Damien University of Ottawa
Sebbar, Abdellah University of Ottawa
Short, James Carleton University
Soundararajan, Kannan Stanford University
Spicer, Chris Carleton University
Stoll, Thomas University of Waterloo
Thomson, David Carleton University
Tzankis, Georgios Carleton University
Uygul, Faruk Carleton University
Walsh, Gary CSEC & University of Ottawa
Wang, Qiang Carleton University
Ward, Brandon Queen's University
Weiss, Benjamin University of Michigan
Williams, Hugh C. University of Calgary
Williams, Kenneth S. Carleton University
Wright, Thomas Johns Hopkins University