University of Calgary

Clifton Cunningham

  • Associate Professor
  • Associate Head - Graduate
  • Mathematics
  • Pure Mathematics

Research Interests

Number Theory:

Topology and Algebraic Geometry:

Erdös Number

My Erdös Number is 4: Clifton Cunningham - Anne-Marie Aubert - Roger Howe - László Lovász - Paul Erdös


Pramod Achar (Louisiana State University), Jeffrey Achter (Colorado State U.), Anne-Marie Aubert (CNRS, Paris), Raf Cluckers (Leuven), Lassina Dembele (Warwick), Andrew Fiori (U. Lethbridge), Julia Gordon (U. British Columbia), Thomas Hales (U. Pitt.), Masoud Kamgarpour (U. Queensland), Ahmed Moussaoui (Verseilles), James Mracek (U. Toronto), Monica Nevins (U. Ottawa), David Roe (UPitt), Hadi Salmasian (U. Ottawa), Loren Spice (Texas Christian U.)., Bin Xu (Tsinghua)


Doctoral students: Geoff Vooys, Majid Shahabi (2018), Jason Nicholson (2015), Aaron Christie (2012)

Masters students: Adam Gerlings (2015), Marie-Andrée Langlois (2014), Milad Sabeti (2012), Ryan Stratford (2008), Aaron Christie (2006), Tracy Walker (2005), Brendan Ossen (2003).

Undergraduate students: Samuel Reid (2013), Tristan Jugdev (2010), Adrian Keet (2010), Colin Grabowski (2006), Tom Kuwahara (2006), Paul Dickinson (2003), Patrick Walls (2003), Vladimir Papish (2002).

Meetings and Visiting Positions

Harmonic Analysis and the Trace Formula, Mathematisches Forshungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO), Arthur packets and Adams-Barbash-Vogan packets for p-adic groups (joint presentation with Bin Xu, joint research with Andrew Fiori, James Mracek and Ahmed Moussaoui), 21-27 May 2017

Canadian Mathematical Society, Representation Theory Session and Computational Number Theory Session, June 2016

Explicit methods for modularity of K3 surfaces and higher-rank motives, Institute for Computational and Experimental Research in Mathematics (ICERM), 19-23 October 2015.

Representation Theory and Analysis on Lie Groups over Local Fields, University of Ottawa, 70--10 May, 2015.

Alberta Number Theory Days VII, Banff International Research Station (BIRS), 2--4 June 2015.

Motivic Integration, Orbital integrals and Zeta functions, Banff International Research Station (BIRS), 30 November - 5 December, 2014.

The Future of Trace Formulas, Banff International Research Station (BIRS), 1--4 June 2014.

Alberta Number Theory Days VI, Banff International Research Station (BIRS), 19--20 April 2014.

Pacific Rim International Mathematical Association (PRIMA), Shanghai, Second Congress, 24--28 June, 2013.

American Institute of Mathematics, Algorithms for lattices and algebraic automorphic forms, Palo Alto, 6--10 May, 2013.

Conférence en l'honneur de Gérard Laumon, Université Paris-Sud, 25--29 juin, 2012.

Poste Rouge au CNRS, Institut de Mathématiques de Jussieu, Paris, May--July 2012.

Geometrization of Admissible Characters (5-Day Resarch in Groups), Banff International Research Station (BIRS), 5--11 May, 2012.

Sage Days 36, p-adic Computation, University of California, San Diego, 19--23 February 2011

Tata Institute for Fundamental Research (TIFR), India, International Colloquium on Automorphic Forms, 3--11 January 2012.

Mathematisches Forschungsinstitut Oberwolfach (MFO), Germany, 2-week Research in Pairs, 3--17 July 2011.

Banff International Research Station (BIRS), Canada, 5-Day Workshop on L-packets, 26 June -- 1 July, 2011. 


Calgary Site Director, Pacific Instititue for the Mathematical Sciences

Principal Investigator, PIMS Collaborative Research Group on L-functions and Number Theory

Postdoctoral Fellows

Quing Zhang,PIMS PDF, September 2018 - July 2020

Bin Xu, PIMS PDF, September 2015 - July 2017.

Ahmed Moussaoui, PIMS PDF, September 2015 - July 2017.

Andrew Fiori, PIMS PDF with Michael Jacobson, September 2015 - July 2017.

David Roe, PIMS PDF with Matthew Greenberg, September 2011 - July 2014. Now at University of Pittsburgh.

Masoud Kamgarpour, September 2010 - July 2011, now faculty at University of Queensland.

Lassina Dembéle, PIMS PDF, September 2005 - August 2007, now faculty at University of Warwick.



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