Inclusive Paths in Explicit Number Theory
Summer School

BIRS at University of British Columbia–Okanagan

Kelowna, BC, Canada

July 2–15, 2023

Summer School Description

The “Inclusive Paths in Explicit Number Theory” summer school is one of the highlight events organized by the PIMS-funded Collaborative Research Group (CRG) “L-functions in Analytic Number Theory”. It is a two-week event happening from July 2 to 15, 2023,  hosted by the Banff International Research Station at the UBC Okanagan campus in Kelowna, B.C., from July 2 to July 15, 2023 (see also the BIRS website for the summer school).

After an initial week of training, the participants will have the opportunity to work on cutting-edge problems in a collaborative context with leading and emerging researchers.

Week 1 (July 3-7): The first week of IPENT will have mini-courses and learning activities delivered in a hybrid format. The courses will cover several topics in explicit number theory such as Chebotarev's density theorem, zero-density theorems, subconvexity, zero-free regions and repulsion, character sums, and applications of explicit results. The first week will also include activities that focus on professional development and equity, diversity, and inclusion (EDI).
Week 1 is in hybryd format.

The instructors for the first week are: Andrew Fiori (Lethbridge), Alia Hamieh(UNBC), Ghaith Hiary (Ohio State), Habiba Kadiri (Lethbridge), M. Ram Murty (Queen's), Olivier Ramaré (CNRS-Marseilles), Kaneenika Sinha (IISER Pune), Enrique Treviño (Lake Forrest), Tim Trudgian (UNSW), Akshaa Vatwani (IIT Gandhinagar), Peng-Jie Wong (National Sun Yat-Sen), and Asif Zaman (Toronto). 

Week 2 (July 10-14): The second week of IPENT will have organized group research projects in explicit number theory led by senior researchers. The list of projects will be posted at a later date.

Week 2 is in person only. 

Students and postdocs can apply either to attend the first week online, or to attend both weeks in person.  Our plan is to provide complete funding for every participant, so that everyone can attend at no cost. If you are interested, please complete the application form before March 1, 2023.

Planning for the summer school

Application, transportation, accommodations, and Code of Conduct

During the summer school: schedule

Lecture and activity schedule, social and networking events, and announcements

During the summer school: resources

Registration table and EDI books, mathematical resources,  maps, and dining information

Takeaways from the summer school

Lecture videos and course notes, research projects, and list of open problems


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Alia Hamieh (University of Northern British Columbia)

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Ghaith Hiary (The Ohio State University)

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Habiba Kadiri (University of Lethbridge)

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Allysa Lumley (York University)

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Greg Martin (University of British Columbia)

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Nathan Ng (University of Lethbridge)

Contact email:


Pacific Institute for the Mathematical Sciences
Number Theory Foundation
Banff International Research Station for Mathematical Innovation and Discovery