Canadian Number Theory Association Conference
The Canadian Number Theory Association (CNTA) was founded in 1987 at the International Number Theory Conference at Laval University (Quebec), for the purpose of enhancing and promoting learning and research in number theory, particularly in Canada. To advance these goals, the CNTA organizes bi-annual conferences that showcase new research in number theory, with the aim of exposing Canadian and international students and researchers to the latest developments in the field. The CNTA meetings are among the largest number theory conferences world-wide. A list of previous CNTA meetings can be found here.
The fifteenth CNTA will go back to its birthplace and take place at Laval University on July 9-13, 2018.
Registration and funding
Participants are kindly invited to register here. There will be several sessions of contributed talks during the conference. Participants who would like to speak at one of these sessions are invited to indicate their interests on their registration form before May 1st.The registration fees are set as follows.
|Before May 1||On or after May 1|
|Researchers without individual grants||100CAD||140CAD|
|Researchers with individual grants||225CAD||285CAD|
The Ribenboim Prize, named in honour of Paulo Ribenboim, is awarded for distinguished research in Number Theory by a mathematician who is Canadian or has close connections to Canadian Mathematics. Previous winners are: Andrew Granville (1999), Henri Darmon (2002), Michael Bennett (2004), Vinayak Vatsal (2006), Adrian Iovita (2008), Valentin Blomer (2010), Dragos Ghioca (2012), Florian Herzig (2014), Jacob Tsimerman (2016).
The prize winner will receive a certificate and medal and will give a plenary talk at the meeting. Normally the prize winner should have received his or her Ph.D. within the last 12 years. Nominators should submit to the selection committee, by February 28th 2018 the following:
- A letter of nomination (an individual cannot nominate himself or herself), a citation of not more than 250 words, stating why the nominee should receive the award.
- A curriculum vitae of the nominee of at most 20 pages, including a list of publications.
- At least 3 supporting reference letters for the nominee.
All talks will take place in Pavillon Alexandre-Vachon at Laval University. See map.
Henri Darmon (McGill)
Andrew Granville (Montréal)
Melanie Matchett Wood (Wisconsin-Madison)
Ken Ono (Emory)
Bjorn Poonen (MIT)
Damien Roy (Ottawa)
Maryna Viazovska (EPFL)*
Jared Weinstein (Boston University)
* = to be confirmed
Alex Bartel (Glasgow)
Laurent Berger (Lyon)
Jan Bruinier (Darmstadt)
Pierre Charollois (Jussieu)
Huayi Chen (Paris 7)
Vladimir Dokchitser (KCL)
Sary Drappeau (Aix-Marseille)
Holly Krieger (Cambridge)
Daniel Kriz (Princeton
Dimitris Koukoulopoulos (Montréal)
Youness Lamzouri (York)
Jaclyn Lang (Max Planck)
Robert Lemke Oliver (Tufts)
Florian Luca (Witwatersrand)
Steven Muller (Williams College)
Yiannis Petridis (UCL)
Siddarth Sankaran (Manitoba)
Will Sawin (Princeton)
Damaris Schindler (Utrecht)
Arul Shankar (Toronto)
Stefano Vigni (Genova)
Michel Waldschmidt (Jussieu)
David Zywina (Cornell)
We have reserved a block of rooms with the residence service of Université Laval. The university residences are located 7 minutes away by foot from the mathematics department. The are two types of rooms available:
Standard University Room with a shared bathroom.These rooms have two single beds and feature all the amenities usually available in hotels or bed linen and towels, shampoo and soap, parking included, free wireless internet access and free local calls.
Rates:  $47,75 + taxes in single occupancy and $67,50 + taxes in double occupancy (breakfast is included)
Superior University Room (private bathroom):These rooms are equipped with a bathroom, a Queens bed, a TV, a microwave oven, refrigerator and telephone. They usually have all the amenities offered by hotels or bed linen and towels, shampoo and soap, parking included, free wireless internet access and free local calls.
Rates:  $ 106 + taxes in single occupancy or double occupancy (*Breakfast is included)
*Participants who would like to share a room may use this
forum to find roommates.
**Note that the breakfast will be seved in Pavillon Alphonse-Desjardins from 7h00-9h00am. Once you check-in at the reception, you shall receive a number of coupons (for the breakfasts) according to how many nights you stay.
reservation nowat the university residences you may first click on the following link, then click on the   "Go to reservation form button",   and then choose the   "#276571: CNTA XV"   in the drop-down menu.
Hotel Universel(12 minutes by foot from the math. dep.). We have reserved a block of 30 rooms with a preferential rate:
Rates:  $ 120 + taxes in single occupancy or double occupancy (and 20$ per additional person)
Note that this rate does not include breakfast. In order to benefit from this rate you need to make your reservation
by phone: 1-800-463-4495. The name of the event is CNTA-2018 and our group no is 396543. This special rate will remain valid until the 9th of June. If you want to visit the Hôtel Universel website please click here.
Local Organizing Committee
Jean-Marie De Koninck
Kathrin Bringmann (University of Cologne)
Nils Bruin (Simon Fraser University)
Gérard Freixas (CNRS - Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu)
Stephen Kudla (University of Toronto)
Matilde Lalin (Université de Montréal)
Antonio Lei (Université Laval)
Christelle Vincent (University of Vermont)