18th Annual
Workshop on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics

University of California at Santa Barbara
March 21st - 24th, 2004


Over the last 17 years, the Annual Workshop has remained a small and friendly conference. Those attending range from new PhD's to well established researchers. For young researchers, the conference has provided support and encouragement; for accomplished researchers, it has provided the opportunity to mentor as well as a forum for exchanging ideas.

The workshop has become internationally recognized for both its high-quality research talks and its supportive atmosphere for junior researchers. Participants will present cutting-edge research in all areas related to automorphic forms, including Maass wave forms, elliptic curves, Siegel and Jacobi modular forms, special values of L-functions, random matrices, quadratic forms, computation, applications of modular forms, etc.

In addition to research talks, last year's workshop featured discussion sessions on the topics of mentoring and research partnerships, REUs and outreach, and opportunities for international collaborations. Based on the success of these sessions, we plan to have discussion sessions this year. Our topics will be (1) applying for grants & other funding opportunities, and (2) encouraging and retaining women & other under-represented groups in the number theory community.


There is a $30 registration fee. This money will be used to buy snacks, like fresh bagels, schmears, fruit, fresh juice, coffee and tea (and half&half) at breakfast time, as well as lighter snacks, coffee and tea throughout the day. In addition, your registration fee pays for your own conference coffee mug (out of which you must drink the available liquids), and for the conference party. Each participant is strongly encouraged to give a talk (typically, 20, 40 or 60 minutes in length---mostly your choice).


If you think you will be attending this workshop, you should contact one of the organizers to say that you expect to attend. You are encouraged to inform us whether you will be speaking, and if so, how much time you would like. As much as possible, we will accommodate your requests. Also, please let us know of any change in your email address as well as others we should add to the mailing list.



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