April 18, 2014

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

Organizing Committee:
Omar Kihel and Bill Ralph, Brock University

Overview

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.

FRIDAY SEPTEMBER 9, 2011
8:00-8:50 Breakfast at the Four Points Sheraton Hotel
8:50-9:00 Welcome
9:00-9:40 Session Chair: C. Levesque
C. Stewart (University of Waterloo)
Well spaced integers generated by an infinite set of primes
9:50-10:30

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

10:30-10:50 Coffee Break
10:50-11:30 A. Togbe (Purdue University North Central)
On the size of the intersection of two Lucas sequences of distinct type
11:40-12:00 Y. Li (Brock University)
Minimal Zero Sum Sequences of Length Four over Finite Cyclic Groups
12:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-2:40 Session Chair: C. Stewart
C. Levesque (Université Laval)
Much ado about congruent numbers and their properties
2:50-3:30 A. Bayad (Paris, France)
Recents Progress In Dedekind Reciprocity Laws And L-Functions
3:30-3:50 Coffee Break
3:50-4:30 K. Dilcher (Dalhousie University)
Stern polynomials and continued fractions
4:40-5:00 B. Farzad (Brock University)
Finding the square roots of graphs
7:00-9:00 Banquet
SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 10, 2011
9:00-10:00 Session Chair: M. Ayad
D. Lorenzini (University of Georgia, USA)
The index of an algebraic variety
10:10-10:50 M. Kolster (McMaster University)
Special values of Dedekind zeta-functions and motivic cohomology
10:50-11:20 Coffee Break
11:20-12:00 C. Movahhedi (Université Limoges, France)
Norm index formula for the Tate Kernels
12:00-2:00 Lunch
2:00-3:00 Session Chair: K. Dilcher
R. Murty (Queens University)
The Fibonacci Zeta Function
3:10-3:50 M. Ayad (Université Calais, France)
Indices in a number field
4:00-4:20 Coffee Break
4:20-5:00 T. Cusick (State University of New York at Buffalo)
Recursions for weights of some Boolean functions in n variables
SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 11, 2011
9:00-9:40 Session Chair: R. Murty
H. Chapdelaine (Université Laval)
Computation of Galois groups via permutation group theory
9:50-10:30 A. Odeski (Brock University)
An example of modular form in three variables
10:30-10:50 Coffee Break
10:50-11:10 T. Caley (University of Waterloo)
The Prouhet-Tarry-Escott problem
11:15-11:35 A. Felix (Queen's University)
On a problem of Kowalski
11:40-12:30 B. Ralph (Brock University)
Can Mathematics Recognize Great Art?