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Department of Mathematics & Statistics

MS 476, Math Sciences Building
University of Calgary
2500 University Dr NW
Calgary, AB T2N 1N4 Canada
T. 403.220.5203
F. 403.282.5150

Number Theory Research Group

The Calgary Number Theory Research Group group is comprised of 8 faculty members in mathematics and computer science supporting a sizable group of postdocs, graduate students and undergraduates. We are currently hosting the PIMS Collaborative Research Group on Explicit Methods for Abelian Varieties. Previously, we were part of the PIMS Collaborative Research Group on L-functions and Number Theory. Several team members are also actively involved in or affiliated with the Institute for Security, Privacy and Information Assurance (ISPIA).

The group meets once a week for number nosh where we bring and eat our lunch, talk about math and other things, or have informal seminar presentations. We host and participate in several seminars and working groups, some of them shared via video-conferencing with the number theory groups at the University of British Columbia, Simon Fraser University, the University of Lethbridge, and other institutions in and outside Canada. Every year, we gather with our fellow number theorists from all over the region for the Alberta Number Theory Days which are held annually on a spring weekend at the Banff International Research Station (BIRS). 

Our group hosted the 14th Meeting of the Canadian Number Theory Association (CNTA-XIV) which took place June 20-24, 2016 at the University of Calgary and included a special celebration of Professor Emeritus Richard Guy's 100th birthday. The bi-annual CNTA meetings are among the largest number theory conferences world-wide. The event was preceded by a graduate summer school on Explicit Methods for Abelian Varieties, held June 16-18, 2016.

We welcome applications from strong prospective graduate students.

Calgary Number Theory Group

Research Faculty:

  • Mark Bauer, algebraic and computational number theory, diophantine equations, cryptography
  • Clifton Cunningham, algebraic and arithmetic geometry, Langlands programme
  • Richard Guy (emeritus), elementary number theory, graph theory, combinatorial games
  • Mike Jacobson (Computer Science), computational number theory, cryptography
  • Matt Greenberg, algebraic number theory, p-adic L-functions
  • Khoa Nguyen (starting July 1, 2017), arithmetic dynamics, diophantine geometry
  • Renate Scheidler, algorithmic number theory, cryptography
  • Hugh Williams (emeritus), computational number theory