University of Mississippi

Program ID: 95-CBMS2019 [#761]
Program Title: NSF-CBMS Conference: L-functions and Multiplicative Number Theory
Program Type: Other
Program Location: Oxford, Mississippi 38655, United States [map]
Subject Area: Number Theory
Starting Date: 2019/05/20
Application Deadline: 2019/01/31 (posted 2018/12/04)
Program Description:    

NSF-CBMS Conference: L-functions and Multiplicative Number Theory

A conference featuring a series of ten lectures by K. Soundararajan (Stanford)

Dates and location: May 20-24, 2019, University of Mississippi

Additional lecturers:

  • Vorrapan Chandee (Kansas State)
  • Alexandra Florea (Columbia)
  • Lillian Pierce (Duke)
  • Kyle Pratt (Illinois)
  • Maksym Radziwill (Cal Tech)
  • Matthew P. Young (Texas A&M) (to be confirmed)

Funding: There will be funding available for approximately thirty participants. 

Local organizers:

  • Rizwanur Khan
  • Micah B. Milinovich
  • Laura Sheppardson

Since space is limited, we require that all potential participants apply to the conference (even if they are not requesting funding). 


We are able to provide some travel support for about 30 participants. These funded participants will also receive housing and do not need to make their own arrangements.


We encourage all potential applicants to apply as soon as possible. The deadline for applications is January 31, 2019. 


All applicants should upload:

  •  a short (at most 2 page) CV 
  •  a short cover letter explaining reasons for wanting to attend the conference. Please indicate whether you are requesting funding.


Undergraduate and graduate students should also include:

  • a short (1 or 2 paragraph) letter of recommendation explaining the qualifications of the applicant to be uploaded at 


Questions/comments, please email:



The broad theme for the conference will be the value distribution of zeta and L-functions. The lecture series will touch upon several important questions including the maximal size of L-functions, asymptotics for moments of L-values, the distribution of zeros, and non-vanishing of L-functions at special points. Moreover, it will be shown how the techniques used in the study of moments have close counterparts in the understanding of other problems in multiplicative number theory. The lecture series and accompanying monograph will give a broad perspective of this sharply focused research area in a way that will help researchers of all levels understand the major ideas and possible future directions for the field. 


Young researchers and postdocs are especially encouraged to apply. However, some prerequisite knowledge will be assumed, including familiarity with complex analysis and a basic understanding of the ideas of analytic number theory.


Application Materials Required:
Submit the following items online at this website to complete your application:
And anything else requested in the program description.

Further Info:
Department of Mathematics
The University of Mississippi
Hume Hall 305
University, MS 38677

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