Alberta Number Theory Days (11w2169)


(University of Lethbridge)

(University of Lethbridge)


The "Alberta Number Theory Days" workshop will be hosted at The Banff International Research Station.

Number theory was coined the ``Queen of Mathematics'' by Gauss. It is one of the oldest branches of mathematics. Over the years, it has extended its roots into a variety of other domains such as probability, combinatorics, analysis, algebra, and geometry. This conference will give a glimpse into the diverse aspects of modern number theory. Several experts from Western Canada will give talks on recent research developments in the field. The conference also actively include early career researchers and postdoctoral fellows. Some of the lectures will be aimed at graduate students.rnrnAlberta is home to a number of very active groups of number theorists, but with hours of driving times separating them -- Edmonton, Calgary, Lethbridge -- it can sometimes be hard to discuss ideas. This is why they are planning to come together for a weekend in one place -- Banff -- in order to exchange thoughts, plan projects, and forge links to ensure that Alberta continues to be a leading contributor to number theory.rnrn

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologí255a (CONACYT).