26th Automorphic Forms Workshop

  • Start Date: 04/26/2012
  • End Date: 04/29/2012
To be confirmed.  Participants can be seen on the conference website linked below in "Other Information".

University of British Columbia


During the last few years, the workshop has facilitated discussions on a variety of topics of interest to college and university faculty. Topics in the past have included connections between automorphic forms and other areas or mathematics, how to find the right job, encouraging and retaining under-represented groups in number theory, grant writing, how to choose the right journal, and balancing a career with a personal life.


Based on the success of previous sessions, we plan to hold discussions again this year. 


Over the last 25 years, the Annual Workshop on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics has remained a small and friendly conference. Those attending range from students to new PhD's to established researchers. For young researchers, the conference has provided support and encouragement. For accomplished researchers, it has provided the opportunity to mentor as well as a forum for exchanging ideas.


The workshop has become internationally recognized for both its high-quality research talks and its supportive atmosphere for junior researchers. Participants present cutting-edge research in all areas related to automorphic forms. These include Maass wave forms, elliptic curves, Siegel and Jacobi modular forms, special values of L-functions, random matrices, quadratic forms, applications of modular forms, and many other topics.


In addition to research talks, the workshop has, in the past years, featured panel discussion sessions on the topics of grant writing, mentoring and research partnerships, REUs and outreach, and opportunities for international collaborations. Based on the success of these sessions, we plan to have similar panel sessions this year as well.

Abstracts / Downloads / Reports: 


8:30 - 9:00  Registration


Morning Session: 

9:00 - 9:40 Don Blasius TBA

9:50- 10:10  Mark Sebestyen "Vector-valued modular forms for some interesting congruence subgroup representations"

10:10 - 10:25 Coffee Break 

10:25 - 10:50 Kate Thompson "Geometry of numbers and universal quaternary quadratic forms"

11:00 - 11:30 Christopher Marks TBA

11:40 - 12:00 Jitendra Bajpai "Vector-valued modular forms and triangle groups"

12:00 - 2:00 Lunch


Afternoon Session: 

2:00 - 2:35 Jonathan Hanke TBA

2:45 - 3:15 Cormac O'Sullivan "Taylor coefficients of modular forms" 

3:15 - 3:30 Coffee Break 

3:30 - 3:55 Abhishek Banerjee "Lifting of Hecke operators on line bundles over modular curves" 

4:05 - 4:25 Sheng-chi Liu TBA

4:35 - 5:30 Panel 



8:30 - 9:00 Coffee


Morning Session: 

9:00 - 9:20 Ben Linowitz TBA

9:30 - 9:50 Jeremy Rouse TBA

10:00 - 10:20  Nils Skoruppa "Explicit formulas for modular forms"

10:30 - 10:50 TBA TBA

11:05 - 11:25 Paul Jenkins TBA

11:35 - 11:55 Frederick Stromberg TBA

12:10 - 12:30 Dermot McCarthy TBA

12:40 - 1:00 Kimball Martin "Periods and functional transfer" 


Free Afternoon 



8:30 - 9:00 Coffee 


Morning Session: 

9:00 - 9:40 Winfried Kohnen "A characterization of Siegel cusp forms of degree two by the growth of their Fourier coefficients" 

9:50 - 10:10 Dania Zantout TBA

10:10 - 10:25 Coffee Break 

10:25 - 10:50 Takeshi Ogasawara "Eta-quotients and class numbers of imaginary quadratic fields" 

11:00 - 11:30 Matt Papanikolas TBA

11:40 - 12:00 Shuichi Hayashida "Numerical examples of Euler factors of Siegel modular forms of half-integral weight of degree three" 

12:00 - 2:00 Lunch 


Afternoon Session: 

2:00 - 2:35 J. Sengupta "Nonvanishing of Siegel-Poincare series" 

2:45 - 3:15 Stephan Ehlen "CM values of Borcherds products and weight one harmonic weak Maass forms" 

3:15 - 3:30 Coffee Break 

3:30 - 3:55 Brundaban Sahu "Congruences of Apry-like number via modular forms" 

4:05 - 4:25 Tomoyoshi Ibukiyama TBA

4:35 - 5:30 Panel 



8:30 - 9:00 Coffee 


Morning Session: 

9:00 - 9:20 Karen Taylor TBA

9:30 - 9:50 Hiroki Aoki "on index-level change of Jacobi forms" 

10:00 - 10:20 Karl Mahlburg TBA

10:30 - 10:50 Dominic Lanphier "Arithmeticity of Rankin-Selberg kernels" 

11:05 - 11:25 Stephanie Treneer TBA

11:35 - 11:55 Holly Swisher "An extension of a proff of the Ramanujan congruences" 

12:10 - 12:30 Hatice Boylan TBA

12:40 - 1:00 Cris Poor TBA



Guillermo Montilla-Soler

Johnson Jia


email: organizers@automorphicformsworkshop.org

Other Information: 



UBC Campus, at PIMS, room WMAX 110




To be announced.




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Further information to be announced, please check back for updates.   Other informatioin can also be found on the conference website at: http://automorphicformsworkshop.org/panels.html.