June 19, 2018

September 9-11, 2011
Brock International Conference in Number Theory
Brock University, St. Catharines, Ontario

Organizing Committee:
Omar Kihel and Bill Ralph, Brock University


The purpose of the conference is to bring together researchers from Canada, USA and from other countries to talk about their research in number theory and to create an environment in the Niagara region where graduate students can meet number theorists from different universities. The conference will be on all aspects of number theory. It will be the 1st international conference in number theory in the Niagara region.

Outline of the Proposed Program

There will be several invited talks as well as contributed talks. Most speakers are from Canada and USA, but there will be others from France and other places overseas.

Contributed Papers are Invited

Please submit the abstract of your proposed contributed paper via email to Professor Omar Kihel at okihel(at) no later than July 15, 2011. Papers will be considered in the order they are received. Contributors of accepted papers will be informed no later than August 7, 2011. Each contributed talk will be allotted 20 min.


Transportation from Pearson or Buffalo airports can be arranged with Niagara Air Bus at

Travel Support Application now closed.

Travel support for Canadian graduate students can be requested by including a letter from a supervisor in an email to bralph<at>
Applications will be considered in the order they are received up to August 1, 2011.

Invited speakers (abstracts)

Mohamed Ayad (Université Calais, France) Indices in a number field.

Abdelmejid Bayad (Paris, France) Recents Progress In Dedekind Reciprocity Laws And L-Functions

Hugo Chapdelaine (Université Laval) Computation of Galois groups via permutation group theory

Thomas Cusick (State University of New York at Buffalo, USA) Recursions for weights of some Boolean functions in n variables

Karl Dilcher (Dalhousie University) Stern polynomials and continued fractions

Babak Farzad (Brock University) Finding the square roots of graphs

Manfred Kolster (McMaster University) Special values of Dedekind zeta-functions and motivic cohomology

Claude Levesque (Université Laval) Much ado about congruent numbers and their properties

Yuanlin Li (Brock University) Minimal Zero Sum Sequences of Length Four over Finite Cyclic Groups

Dino Lorenzini (University of Georgia, USA) The index of an algebraic variety

A. Chazad Movahhedi (Université Limoges, France) Norm index formula for the Tate Kernels

Ram Murty (Queens University) The Fibonacci Zeta Function

Alexander Odeski (Brock University) An example of modular form in three variables

Bill Ralph (Brock University) Can Mathematics Recognize Great Art?

Damien Roy (University of Ottawa) Rational approximation to real points on plane algebraic curves

Cam Stewart (University of Waterloo) Well spaced integers generated by an infinite set of primes

Alain Togbe (Purdue University North Central, USA) On the size of the intersection of two Lucas sequences of distinct type

Contributed talks
Timothy Caley, University of WaterlooThe Prouhet-Tarry-Escott problem

Adam Felix (Queen's University), On a problem of Kowalski