University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Department of Mathematics

Special Year in Number Theory 1999/2000

The Mathematics Department at the University of Illinois, with support from the Number Theory Foundation, is sponsoring a Special Year in Number Theory during the Academic Year 1999/2000. The culmination of the Special Year will be a "Millennial Conference on Number Theory," a major international meeting to be held in May 2000. Several smaller conferences are also planned.

Long Term Visitors

Illinois Number Theory Conference, September 17-18, 1999

This two-day conference serves as the 1999 edition of the annual Illinois Number Theory conferences. One hour talks will be given by K. Alladi, P. Borwein, A. Pollington, and K.S. Williams. There will be opportunity for about 20 contributed talks.

Midwest Arithmetical Geometry in Cryptography Workshop, November 5 - 7, 1999

This workshop is intended for people in academia and industry with a basic mathematical background in group theory and number theory, wishing to learn about the increasingly common applications of arithmetical geometry to cryptography. The featured speakers are Neal Koblitz, Joe Silverman, and Nigel Smart, each of whom will give three hour talks. There will also be time for contributed talks.

Model Theory and Number Theory Workshop, November 13 - 14, 1999

The speakers in this workshop include A. Buium (U. of Illinois and U. of New Mexico), D. Bertrand (U. of Paris VI), Z. Chatzidakis (U. of Paris VII), L. van den Dries (U. of Illinois), Minyong Kim (U. of Arizona), T. Scanlon (U. of California at Berkeley), and A. Pillay (U. of Illinois). For more information contact A. Pillay (

Graduate Student Conference, March 25 - 26, 2000

A conference for graduate students in number theory is scheduled for early Spring 2000.

Workshop on Problems at the Interface of Probability and Number Theory, May 19 - 20, 2000

This workshop is a satellite conference to the Millennial Conference on Number Theory. It aims to bring together researchers from the probability and number theory communities who are interested in problems that lie at the interface of these two areas. The themes of the workshop include probabilistic number theory; uniform distribution and discrepancy; probabilistic methods in additive number theory; probability theory on algebraic and combinatorial structures; and probabilistic models in number theory. The workshop is organized by A.J. Hildebrand ( and W. Philipp (

Millennial Conference on Number Theory, May 21 - 26, 2000

The Millennial Conference is a major international conference on number theory, to be held on the campus of the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. It will feature plenary talks by G. Andrews, J. Bourgain, K. Ford, R. Graham, A. Granville, D.R. Heath-Brown, C. Hooley, W.-C. Li, K. Murty, M. Nathanson, K. Ono, C. Pomerance, B. Poonen, W. Schmidt, C. Skinner, K. Soundararajan, R. Tijdeman, R.C. Vaughan, and H. Williams. There will be about 75 invited half-hour talks, and opportunity for contributed talks. The proceedings of the conference will be published by A K Peters.

Transcendence and Diophantine Problem Workshop, May 27 - 28, 2000

This workshop, organized by Michael Bennett, is held immediately following the Millennial Conference.

Instructional Conference on Fermat's Last Theorem, August 6 - 18, 2000

This conference, organized by Nigel Boston and Chris Skinner, provides advanced graduate students with a detailed overview of the recent proof of Fermat's Last Theorem.

Conference on q-series with Applications to Combinatorics, Number Theory and Physics October 26 - 28, 2000

This conference, organized by Bruce Berndt and Ken Ono, will feature plenary talks by Scott Ahlgren, George Andrews, Richard Askey, and Dennis Stanton.

Additional Information

More information will be posted on this web page ( as it becomes available.

Of related interest

AMS Sectional Meeting at Urbana, March 18 - 21, 1999 Preceding the Special Year will be an AMS meeting at the University of Illinois Campus with a significant number theory component. Trevor Wooley will give one of the plenary lectures, and three of the Special Sessions at this meeting will be in areas of number theory. Altogether, we expect that around 70 talks at this meeting will be in number theory.

Number Theory at Illinois: This web page contains information about the number theory program at the University of Illinois, including listings of faculty and graduate students, and information on courses, seminars, and local conferences in number theory.

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