Number Theory in the Americas (19w5169)

Arriving in Oaxaca, Mexico Sunday, August 11 and departing Friday August 16, 2019

Organizers

(University of Goettingen/Centre National de la Recherché Scientifique)

Moubariz Garaev (Universidad Nacional Autonoma de Mexico)

Lola Thompson (Oberlin College)

Description

The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) will host the "Number Theory in the Americas" workshop in Oaxaca, from August 11, 2019 to August 16, 2019.


In recent years, several new conferences have been organized with the goal of facilitating greater participation of Latin American mathematicians within the global mathematics community. The primary goal of each of these conferences has been to disseminate information. The organizers of the proposed workshop would like to take these efforts a step further and create an opportunity for number theory researchers from North and South America to collaborate. The workshop will be held in Spanish in order to erase the additional obstacle of communicating in English. We will welcome native and non-native speakers alike.

Our workshop will be modeled after several other workshops that have been successful at fostering mathematical collaboration. Participants will be divided into small project groups (3-5 participants) containing a mix of junior and senior researchers. Each group will be led by one or two senior mathematicians. Project groups will be assigned based on research area, with care taken to ensure that each group contains researchers from both continents who have not previously worked together. Background reading will be sent to project group members several months in advance so that they are prepared to work on their respective problems together when they arrive in Oaxaca. The bulk of the workshop will be devoted to working in the project groups, but there will be introductory talks on the first day and final reports on the last day. There will also be two panel discussions on topics of particular interest to junior researchers. The expectation is not that each project group will write a paper by the end of the week. Rather, it is meant to be an opportunity to exchange ideas and a starting point for potential future collaboration.


The Casa Matemática Oaxaca (CMO) in Mexico, and the Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) in Banff, are collaborative Canada-US-Mexico ventures that provide 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 in Banff is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the U.S. National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnología (CONACYT). The research station in Oaxaca is funded by CONACYT