Workshop on Discovery and Experimentation in Number Theory 2009

  • Start Date: 09/22/2009
  • End Date: 09/26/2009

Simon Fraser University


The mathematical community is recognizing that besides being a valuable numerical and experimental tool, computation is an important object of mathematical study in its own right and an important theoretical tool as well as a source of new and exciting problems for mathematics. The objective of this workshop is to address the opportunity to further the development of the relationship between number theory, experimentation, and computation and to shape the mathematical framework in which the intellectual content of this relationship is studied. We will concentrate our workshop in the areas of the arithmetic of curves over number fields, special values of L–series, diophantine equations, the LLL algorithm, Mahler measure, irreducibility and related problems.


The workshop takes place at two sites: The Fields Institute in Toronto and The IRMACS Centre in Vancouver. While participants are welcome at either site, we anticipate that most participants will choose the closer or easier site. We will share (by technology of a sophisticated nature) the core of the lectures though we will have some individual sessions at each site, primarily because of the three hours time difference. The lectures which are not shared will be video streamed and archived.


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