Diophantine Approximation and Analytic Number Theory: A Tribute to Cam Stewart (10w5032)


(University of British Columbia)

Andrew Granville (University de Montreal)

Jeff Thunder (Northern Illinois University)

(University of Ottawa and CSE)


The Banff International Research Station will host the "Diophantine Approximation and Analytic Number Theory : A Tribute to Cam Stewart" workshop from May 30 to June 4, 2010.

Questions about prime numbers hold distinct interest as they are easy to state, but often require extraordinarily deep methods to solve, or else remain unsolved. Significant new research into these problems has led to methodologies which have applications to other mathematical areas, one of them being the subject of determining all integer solutions to certain algebraic equations, otherwise known as Diophantine equations. This workshop will emphasize the current trends on these applications, and at the same time, pay tribute to Professor C.L. Stewart of the University of Waterloo for his significant contributions in these research fields.

The Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery (BIRS) is a collaborative Canada-US-Mexico venture that provides an environment for creative interaction as well as the exchange of ideas, knowledge, and methods within the Mathematical Sciences, with related disciplines and with industry. The research station is located at The Banff Centre in Alberta and is supported by Canada's Natural Science and Engineering Research Council (NSERC), the US National Science Foundation (NSF), Alberta's Advanced Education and Technology, and Mexico's Consejo Nacional de Ciencia y Tecnologí­a (CONACYT).