Illinois Number Theory Conference

September 17-18, 1999

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Information for participants (updated 9/7/1999)

Schedule of talks (updated 9/16/1999)

Conference Program

The 1999 Illinois Number Theory Conference will mark the beginning of a Special Year in Number Theory at the University of Illinois. It will feature hour talks by K. Alladi (University of Florida), P. Borwein (Simon Fraser University), A. Pollington (Brigham Young University), and K.S. Williams (Carleton University), and there will be opportunities for contributed talks of 20 minutes duration.

The Illinois Number Theory Conferences are annual two day meetings, usually held in the Spring at the University of Illinois or at a neighboring university. The main focus of these conferences is on the areas of elementary, combinatorial, analytic, computational, and probabilistic number theory. The algebraic side of number theory is covered by a similar series of meetings, the Midwest Algebraic Number Theory Days.

The conference begins Friday, September 17, 1999, at 9:00 a.m., and will end Saturday evening.


The conference is hosted by the Mathematics Department at the University of Illinois and is supported by the Number Theory Foundation and the National Science Foundation.

Contributed Talks

A limited number of slots is available for 20 minute contributed talks. The deadline for requesting a contributed talk is August 15, 1999. If you are interested in giving a contributed talk, please use the online registration form.


We strongly recommend that you stay at the Quality Inn - University Center (formerly the University Inn). A block of rooms has been reserved at this hotel for the nights of September 16 - 18, 1999, at the rate of $50 per night plus tax. The hotel is centrally located in the Champaign campus area and will be the site of all talks on Friday, and of the conference banquet scheduled for Friday evening. (On Saturday, talks will be given in the UIUC mathematics department, located four blocks from the hotel.) Hotel guests can park for free in the hotel parking garage. Reservations should be made directly with the hotel, by calling 800-322-8282 or 217-384-2100 and identifying yourself as a participant of the Illinois Number Theory Conference. The reservation deadline is August 15, 1999; after that date, the rooms will be released and may no longer be available.


The Champaign airport is served by American Airlines, TWA, US Airways, and Northwest Airlines. The Quality Inn provides free shuttle service to and from the airport.

Financial Support

A limited amount of funding is available to facilitate attendance by recent PhD's and advanced graduate students who do not have access to support through their own institution or their advisors. Any support will likely be limited to reimbursement of local expenses, and other sources of funding, such as research grants or support from the home institution, should be exhausted first. If you are interested in applying for such support, contact Harold Diamond (; for graduate students, the thesis advisor should submit a supporting letter.


In keeping with a long-standing tradition, we do not charge a registration fee. We do ask, though, that those planning to attend the conference formally register using the online registration form. You can either download (save) the form and send it by email, or print out and send the form by regular mail. All registered participants will receive, via email, a schedule of talks about two weeks before the conference.

Additional information

Updated information will be posted on this site (, as it becomes available. If you have questions, feel free to contact the organizers, Harold Diamond ( or A.J. Hildebrand (

Last modified Sep-1-1999