Midwest Number Theory Conference for Graduate Students and Recent PhD's 2010

November 13–14, 2010

The math department at the University of Michigan will host the Seventh Midwest Number Theory Conference for Graduate Students and Recent PhD's on Saturday November 13 and Sunday November 14, 2010. This conference is an opportunity for number theory graduate students and recent PhD's from the Midwest and elsewhere to meet and practice giving talks in a friendly, relaxed atmosphere. Talks by graduate students and recent PhDs in all areas of number theory are welcome. We encourage graduate students of all levels to attend. Here is a poster.

The organizers can be reached via email at numbertheory [at] umich.edu.

Related event

We encourage attendees to come a day early for the Midwest Number Theory Day on Friday, November 12, 2010.

Schedule, abstracts, and participants

Schedule of talks and abstracts;    Participants
Most talks will take place in room B844 in East Hall; others will be in room 1096.

Plenary lecture

A plenary lecture will be given by Michael Larsen on November 13 at 11:30 in B844, titled "Some applications of number theory to group theory", which will describe some applications of number theory to finite group theory, especially recent work concerning images of word maps on finite simple groups.


Most participants are staying at the Lamp Post Inn.

Financial support

We will provide hotel accomodation for up to 50 participants, and we can at least partially fund travel expenses. We ask that participants carpool to the meeting if possible, to help us extend our travel budget as far as possible towards fully reimbursing everyone's expenses.

To receive support you will need to obtain and submit receipts for everything. International visitors MUST BRING (to the conference) their visa, passport, I-94 form, I-20 (for F1 visa holders), and permanent resident card (if applicable).

We thank the Number Theory Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and the University of Michigan Math Department for providing funding.

Travel and dining

Those coming by plane should fly into Detroit (DTW airport). Alternately, Megabuses go from Chicago to Ann Arbor, and Amtrak has a station (called ARB) in Ann Arbor. If you are coming in any of these ways, please let us know so we can arrange your local transportation from the various stations. Dining information to come.


Michael Zieve, Kartik Prasanna, Zach Scherr, and other graduate students in our Number Theory group. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at numbertheory [at] umich.edu.