The Web of Modularity
An NSF-CBMS Conference
June 3-7, 2003

Department of Mathematics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

           Many thanks to the six speakers and the 90 participants for making this meeting such a success.

Principal Lecturer:

Invited Lecturers:



Participants should plan to arrive on Monday, June 2. The conference will begin on the morning of Tuesday, June 3. We will be finished on the afternoon of Saturday, June 7. See more information on transportation below.

Informal Banquet

On one evening we will have an informal banquet (= pizza and beverages). There may be a nominal charge for this event; please indicate whether or not you would like to participate on the registration form.

Opening Reception

On Tuesday evening, there will be an opening reception from 5-6:30 pm. Beer, wine, soft drinks, and light snacks will be served.


Participants are responsible for making their own arrangements. You are encouraged to make arrangements as early as possible. For the first three options listed below, please mention the CBMS Web of Modularity meeting when making a reservation.

Financial Support

The application deadline has now passed, and we have distributed the funds available to us. There is a slim possibility that more funds may become available; please contact the organizers if you wish to check on this.

Goals of the Conference

Some of the topics to be considered.

The Organizers:

Scott Ahlgren and Bruce Berndt. For questions please email

Transportation, Parking and Maps

Planes: Willard Airport (CMI) in Champaign has service from Chicago (American Airlines), St. Louis (American Airlines), and Detroit (Northwest). "Yellow" and "Corky's" shuttles meet most flights at Willard Airport, and charge $10 one-way to the Illini Union.

Shuttle service from Chicago O'Hare and Chicago Midway airports (about 130 miles) and from the Indianapolis airport (about 110 miles) is available through Lincolnland Express for approximately $100 round trip. There are very good discounts for those traveling in groups of two or more.

You can also obtain shuttle service from BlueBird Charters.

Trains: Amtrak has daily service to Champaign from the north (Chicago) and from the south (New Orleans). From the station (the "Illinois Terminal"), catch almost any eastbound or southbound city bus ($1) or take a cab the 1 mile to the Illini Union.
Automobiles: Champaign-Urbana is at the intersection of I-72, I-74 and I-57.
Maps of campus and the area, including Altgeld Hall and the Illini Union.

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Department of Mathematics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
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1409 W. Green Street, Urbana, IL 61801 USA
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