Workshop on the Interface of Probability and Number Theory
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Abstracts of Talks (postscript file)
Schedule of Talks (updated 5/19/2000)
This two day workshop
is part of the
Special Year in Number Theory 1999/2000,
and a satellite conference to the
Millennial Conference on Number Theory ,
which is held during the
week following the workshop. Its purpose is to bring together
researchers from the probability and number theory communities
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
- Probabilistic models in number theory
- R. Arratia (Univ. of Southern California)
- G.J. Babu (Penn State Univ.)
- W. Chen (Macquarie Univ.)
- J.-M. Deshouillers (Univ. of Bordeaux)
- M. Drmota (Technical Univ. of Vienna)
- P.D.T.A. Elliott (Univ. of Colorado)
- A. Granville (Univ. of Georgia)
- M. Kolountzakis (Univ. of Crete)
- E. Manstavicius (Vilnius Univ.)
- H. Montgomery (Univ. of Michigan)
- J. Schoissengeier (Univ. of Vienna)
- G. Tenenbaum (Univ. of Nancy)
- R. Tichy (Technical Univ. of Graz)
- M. Yor (Univ. of Paris VI)
- V. Vu (Microsoft Research)
All talks will be given in Room 245 Altgeld Hall. Altgeld Hall is
located about 4 blocks east of the Quality Hotel where most participants
To reach Altgeld Hall from the Quality Hotel, walk 4 blocks east on
John Street until you come to the end of this street when it meets
Wright Street. Altgeld Hall is the historic building with a small
bell tower at the other side of Wright Street. Signs with directions to the
lecture room will be posted. The Levis Faculty Center, where
the Reception on Saturday evening will be held, can be reached by
walking the equivalent of about 3 blocks east from Altgeld Hall,
crossing Matthews and Goodwin Avenues. Maps will be provided with
the registration packet.
For additional information, maps, and directions, visit the
Conference Venue section of the Millennial Conference homepage.
Registration for this workshop will be Friday morning, 8:30 am - 10:00 am,
in the lobby of the main floor of Altgeld Hall.
Participants will receive a folder with a conference program, list of
abstracts, maps, and a name tag. Registration for the workshop is free.
If you are planning to stay over for the Millennial Conference on Number
Theory (May 21 - 26, 2000), you can register for that
conference Saturday, 3 pm - 5 pm or
on Sunday morning.
All talks will be given in Room 245 of Altgeld Hall.
Although the room has a large blackboard,
we recommend that speakers use transparencies.
The room is equipped with two overhead projectors.
Transparencies and pens will be available at the
registration desk for those who have not prepared their
transparencies in advance.
A reception for participants at the Millennial Conference on Number
Theory, which begins Sunday, May 21, will be given on Saturday, May 20,
from 8 - 10 pm, in the Levis Faculty Center, located a few blocks east
of Altgeld Hall.
All workshop participants are invited to attend this reception.
For maps and directions to the Levis Faculty Center, see the
Conference Venue section of the Millennial Conference homepage.
Most participants will be staying at the Quality Hotel. The hotel has a
free shuttle service to and from the Champaign airport. When you arrive
at the airport, call the hotel at
384-2100 or tollfree at 800-322-8282
to request the shuttle. (Note that the Quality Hotel does not have a
courtesy phone; you need to use one of the pay phones
located near the baggage area.)
The trip from the airport to the Quality Hotel takes about 15 minutes.
Participants of the workshop will have the same lodging options
as the the participants of the Millennial Conference following the
workshop: a hotel and a student dormitory, both located within a few minutes
walk from the conference site.
Room reservations must be made directly with the hotel or the
University housing service, and not with the conference organizers.
The rooms have been blocked for the period May 18 - May 29, which
covers both the Millennial Conference on Number Theory and its two
When making hotel or dormitory
room reservations, please identify yourself as a participant
of the "Number Theory Conference", rather than
This will ensure that you receive the special conference rate; it does not
obligate you to stay for Millennial Conference.
If you have difficulties making reservations yourself, let us know
and we will try to make the reservations for you.
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Quality Hotel -
University Center, 302 E. John St., Champaign.
This hotel, located a few blocks from the
University campus, is a 20 story high rise building with large and
comfortable rooms, many of which offer a great view of the University
campus and the cities of Champaign-Urbana.
The hotel was
formerly known as the University Inn, but is now part of the Quality Inn
The rates for conference participants
are $50 per night for a single room and $62 per night for a
double room, plus 11% tax.
be made directly with the hotel, by calling the hotel at
800-322-8282 or 217-384-2100, sor sending your request by fax
When making the reservation, please identify yourself as a
participant of the "number theory conference"
in order to obtain the special
for reservations is April 20, 2000; after
that date, the rooms will be released and may no longer be available.
- Dormitory accommodation:
We have also reserved rooms at the Busey-Evans
Halls, 1111-1115 W. Nevada, Urbana, two connected buildings on the
University campus, which are used as student dormitories during the
semester and as housing for conference guests during semester breaks.
These residence halls are among the nicest on the UIUC campus and are
fully airconditioned. Conference guests have a choice of single rooms at
approximately $30 per night and double rooms at approximately $20 per
night and per person. (These are estimated rates for Summer 2000, and do
not include tax; final rates have not yet been set.) The rooms will have
sheets, blankets, pillows, and towels, and there will be daily exchange
of towel and washcloth. Bathroom facilities are single sex and centrally
located on each floor. Each room has free local phone service, guests
may use a calling card to outgoing toll calls and can receive calls
directly to their room phone. To make reservations, call the Housing -
Conference Services at 217-333-1766, or use the online reservation form
The deadline for making reservations is April 18, 2000.
- A.J. Hildebrand, Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL
61801, USA, email firstname.lastname@example.org
- W. Philipp, Dept. of Statistics, Univ. of Illinois, Urbana, IL
61801, USA, email email@example.com
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