SCIENTIFIC PROGRAMS AND ACTIVITIES

December 18, 2014
THE FIELDS INSTITUTE FOR RESEARCH IN MATHEMATICAL SCIENCES

SCHOLAR - a Scientific Celebration Highlighting Open Lines of Arithmetic Research

October 15-17, 2013

Organizers:
Alina Carmen Cojocaru (University of Illinois at Chicago)
Chantal David (Concordia University)
Hershy Kisilevsky (Concordia University)
Francesco Pappalardi (Università degli Studi Roma Tre)

OVERVIEW

This one-week meeting will focused on new methods and directions of research in number theory and aimed at both junior and senior researchers in the field.

The meeting will focus on several aspects of number theory, as follows:
1. the theory of sieve methods;
2. the theory of L-functions;
3. the theory of abelian varieties;
4. the theory of automorphic forms;
5. the theory of transcendental numbers.

The specific objectives of the meeting are:

  • to introduce junior participants (graduate students and fresh PhDs) to active research areas and new research techniques in the eld of number theory;
  • to engage junior participants and experienced researchers in meaningful mentoring relationships, aimed at fostering research of highest quality;
  • to disseminate recent discoveries in the eld of number theory to a large and diverse audience from different branches of the field;
  • to inspire and stimulate research advances on major open problems in number theory.
    In the five topics described above, the work of Ram Murty has been substantial and influential. The conference will also aims at honoring his many contributions to the field of analytic number theory.

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