22nd Annual Workshop on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics
Texas A&M University
Department of Mathematics
March 8-11, 2008
ABOUT THE WORKSHOP
Over the last 21 years, the Annual Workshop on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics has remained a small and friendly conference. Those attending range from students to 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 present cutting-edge research in all areas related to automorphic forms. These include Maass wave forms, elliptic curves, Siegel and Jacobi modular forms, special values of L-functions, random matrices, quadratic forms, applications of modular forms, and many other topics.
In addition to research talks, last year's workshop featured a panel
discussion on the topic of going from a research rut to results to
publication, and another one on attracting and graduating successful students.
Based on the success of these sessions, we plan to have panel
discussion sessions this year as well. Our topics will be (1) How to
start and maintain mathematical collaboration, and (2) Balancing
teaching, research, and life; various tricks of the trade.
There is a $35 registration fee. This money will be used to buy snacks, like fresh bagels, schmears, fresh fruit, juice, coffee and tea (and milk and half-n-half) at breakfast time. There will be lighter snacks, as well as coffee and tea throughout the day. In addition, your registration fee pays for your very own conference coffee mug (out of which you must drink the available liquids), and the conference party. Each participant is strongly encouraged to give a talk (typically, 20, 40 or 60 minutes in length---mostly your choice).
Richard Hill (University College London/University of Bristol)
Kimberly Hopkins (UT-Austin)
Tomoyoshi Ibukiyama (Osaka University)
Paul Jenkins (UCLA)
Matija Kazalicki (UW-Madison)
Lloyd Kilford (University of Bristol)
Andrew Knightly (University of Maine)
Xian-Jin Li (Brigham Young University)
John Leo (UCLA)
Ken McMurdy (Ramapo College)
Tomonori Moriyama (Osaka University)
Keith Ouellete (UCLA)
Cris Poor (Fordham University)
Wissam Raji, (Temple University)
Rob Rhodes (UW-Madison)
Olav Richter (University of North Texas)
Nathan Ryan (Bucknell University)
Frank Thorne (UW-Madison)
Margaret Upton (Texas A&M University)
David Yeun (Lakeforest College)
Matt Young (Texas A&M University)
Texas A&M University
There is no registration fee, and the meeting is open to the
Please send an e-mail to Ahmad
El-Guindy (firstname.lastname@example.org) at your earliest convenience to
register (by March 1 if you would like to give a contributed
talk or need accomodations). Include the following information:
Name, address, affiliation
Title and abstract for contributed talk (if desired)
Choice of accomodation (if desired)
Conference participants interested in giving a 20 minute contributed
talk should submit a title and abstract along with their conference
registration by March 1.
We have limited funds for travel expenses. Priority will go to
graduate students and recent Ph.D.'s on a first-come, first-serve
basis. Please let us know if you will need funding by March 1.
We have blocked off rooms at the following hotels. Space is
limited. Please let us know with your registration if you would like
us to reserve a room for you.
Memorial Student Center ($55-$70/night)
Vineyard Court ($80/night)
Hilton Hotel ($80/night)
The Memorial Student Center is on campus. The Vineyard Court and
the Hilton are each 1-2 miles from campus.
There is an airport in College Station (CLL) served by American and
Continental. Other nearby airports (in the Texas metric) are in
Houston (Bush IAH, 90 minutes; Hobby HOU; 100 minutes) and Austin
(Austin AUS, 120 minutes). Travel times are approximate by car.
There is also a shuttle from Houston-Bush airport to College Station
During the week following the conference (April 4-8), Joseph Silverman
from Brown University will be giving three lectures in the Texas
A&M Mathematics Department Frontiers