UMaine Math Department to host Maine/Québec Number Theory Conference

The University of Maine Department of Mathematics & Statistics will host the Maine-Québec Number Theory Conference on October 5-6, 2013.  Approximately 60 number theorists from New England, Québec, and beyond will gather at the annual meeting to present and discuss their research.  Among the 38 scheduled lectures is a plenary address by Barry Mazur, a Harvard professor and 2013 recipient of the National Medal of Science.

The meeting provides an opportunity for young mathematicians and graduate students to interact with leading scholars.  It was founded in 1998 by UMaine professor Chip Snyder and Laval University professor Claude Levesque.  This year, the event will be held in their honor on the occasion of their retirement.

The event is funded by the National Science Foundation, the University of Maine Office of the Vice President for Research, the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences, and the Department of Mathematics and Statistics.