Millennial Conference on Number Theory

May 21 - 26, 2000

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign



List of Invited Speakers

Registration Form  |  Abstract Submission Form

List of Registered Participants  |  Abstracts of Talks




Latest News (updated May-6-2000)
Conference Newsletter (added Apr-17-2000
Scientific Program
Social Program
Satellite Conferences
Conference Proceedings
Registration
Submission of Abstracts
Financial Support
Travel
Visa Information (Added Feb-24-2000)
Accommodations
Conference Poster
Additional Information
Contact Addresses

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Scientific Program

Social Program

Satellite Conferences

Two workshops are scheduled for the weekends preceding and following the Millennial Conference.

Conference Proceedings

The proceedings of the Millennial Conference will be published by A K Peters, Ltd., in two volumes, totaling about 1000 pages. The cost of the conference proceedings is included in the registration fee, and all registered participants will receive a copy of these proceedings.

All speakers will be invited to submit a paper, based on their talk at the conference, for the conference proceedings. The papers will be refereed using standards comparable to those of the Journal of Number Theory or Acta Arithmetica. The deadline for submission is September 30, 2000. Procedures for submitting a paper for the conference proceedings have not yet been finalized and will be announced later; please do not submit papers until such an announcement has been made.

In addition to this traditional style conference proceedings, A K Peters will publish an inexpensive paperback volume containing a selection of invited survey papers by plenary speakers.

Registration

While we do accept on-site registrations, all participants are urged to register in advance; this will help us better plan for the conference. There are three ways to register in advance:

Deadlines: Participants are encouraged to submit their registration by by March 15, 2000. The registration fee will increase by 50% after that date, We cannot accept requests for contributed talks received after March 15.

Registration fee: The registration fee is $100 if received by March 15, 2000, and $150 after that date. Students pay a reduced fee of $50 (through March 15, 2000) and $75 (after March 15, 2000). The registration fee includes all conference materials, the reception on Saturday evening, coffee and tea breaks, and the proceedings of the conference, to be published in two volumes totaling about 1000 pages. The fee does not include the conference banquet, which has to be purchased separately at a cost of $20 per person.

Payment: Payment of the registration fee and any banquet tickets must be in the form of a check or money order in US dollars, payable to the University of Illinois, mailed to the address below (Millennial Conference, Dept. of Mathematics, Univ. of Illinois, 1409 W. Green St., Urbana, IL 61801, USA). In order to avoid the higher fee, please make sure that the check is received by March 15. We will send you an acknowledgement upon receipt of the payment. We regret that we cannot accept payment by credit card or by cash.

Cancellations: A full refund of the registration fee and the fee for banquet tickets will be given if the cancellation is received by March 15; after that date, no refund will be given. If you have made reservations for hotel or dormitory room accommodations (see below), you should cancel those reservations by contacting the hotel or the University housing service directly. If you do not cancel your housing reservation, you may be charged for all or part of the lodging costs.

Submission of Abstracts

You can submit an abstract for a talk in two ways, the first one being the preferred method. We hope that most speakers will use the online form for submission of their abstracts, as this will facilitate the processing of the abstracts.

Acceptance of abstracts: Abstracts that are submitted for a 15 minute contributed talk will be reviewed by the Organizing Committee. You will be notified within a few days of submission whether your talk has been accepted for the conference.

Publication of abstracts: Abstracts are electronically published by the Atlas Mathematical Conference Abstract Service (http//at.yorku.ca/amca/). Click here to view, print, or download abstracts that have been submitted and accepted for the conference. In addition to this electronic publication, a printed brochure containing all conference abstracts will be provided to participants at the beginning of the conference.

Deadlines: The deadline for submission of all abstracts is March 15, 2000. Requests for contributed talks received after that date cannot be considered. Please note that all speakers are expected to register for the conference by filling out the registration form and submitting the registration fee by March 15. We may cancel talks and withdraw abstracts by speakers who have not submitted their registration by that date.

Financial Support

We have received funding to support advanced graduate students, postdocs, recent PhD's, and women and minorities, at institutions in the United States. We hope to be able to provide sufficient support to cover local expenses, and possibly part of the travel costs, for qualified individuals in these groups. Since most of the funding is provided by U.S. government organizations, the support is mainly targeted towards U.S. residents; funding for participants coming from abroad is very limited and is only available in exceptional cases. Those seeking support should first exhaust other sources of funding, such as individual research grants, support through an advisor's grant (for graduate students), or support from the home institution. If you fall into one of the above groups and would like to apply for financial support, please send email to millennial@math.uiuc.edu, with a brief description of your status, background, and research interests. Graduate students should ask their advisor to send a letter of recommendation. Applications should indicate how much support (if any) is available from other sources. The deadline for submitting applications for support is March 15, 2000.

Travel

Since the lecture schedule begins at 9 am on Sunday, May 21, and ends at about 6 pm on Friday, May 26, participants would normally arrive on Saturday, May 20, and leave the following Saturday. If you travel by air, we recommend that you book your flights into Champaign. The Champaign airport is relatively small, but it is conveniently located (a 15 minute drive from campus) and is served by four major airlines: American Airlines, TWA, US Airways, and Northwest Airlines. The closest major airports are Indianapolis (2 hours driving distance), Chicago (3 hours), and St. Louis (3 hours). If you decide to book your flight into one of these cities, we recommend that you rent a car at the airport and drive to Champaign, as public transportation between these cities and Champaign is not very convenient.

Visa Information

Visa types: The two main types of short term visas are B-1 and B-2. The B-1 visa is for business travel, while the B-2 visa is intended for tourist visits; conference participants should travel on a B-1 visa. The U.S. Embassy or Consulate will usually issue a combined B-1/B-2 visa, but when entering the U.S., the Immigrations officer will stamp the visa as either a B-1 or B-2 visa. Participants who expect to receive expense reimbursement must request a B-1 visa. The University is not allowed to pay participants who have entered on a B-2 visa.

Visa waivers: Visas are not necessary for participants from countries covered by the visa waiver program (which include most European countries, Australia, and Japan). Visitors from those countries will be issued a visa waiver when passing through U.S. Comstoms and Immigration. The waiver will be of one of two forms, WB (business waiver), or WT (tourist waiver); the WB waiver is analogous to a B-1 visa, and the WT waiver is analogous to a B-2 visa. As with B-2 visas, the University cannot pay expenses of participants travelling on a WT waiver. It is therefore essential that participants expecting to receive expense reimbursement request a WB, and not a WT type waiver, upon entering the U.S.

Accommodations

We offer two options for accommodation, a hotel near the University campus, and a student dormitory, located on the campus. Both locations are within a 5 minute walk from the conference site. Room reservations must be made directly with the hotel or the University housing service, and not with the conference organizers. If you have difficulties making reservations yourself, let us know and we will try to make the reservations for you.

Conference Poster

A poster is available for posting on departmental bulletin boards, office doors, etc. We would be happy to mail a hard copy to anyone requesting it; to receive a poster, send your complete mailing address to millennial@math.uiuc.edu. To see a reduced size version of the poster, click here. A full size version of the poster (300k) is available here; if you have a color printer that can handle large paper sizes, you may be able to print a copy the poster from this link.


Additional Information

Sponsors: Funding for the Millennial Conference has been provided by the Number Theory Foundation; the National Science Foundation; the National Security Agency; the Institute for Mathematics and Applications; and the University of Illinois.

Organizers: The Organizing Committee for the Conference consists of B.C. Berndt, N. Boston, H. Diamond, A.J. Hildebrand, from the University of Illinois Mathematics Department, and W. Philipp of the Statistics Department of the University of Illinois.

More information: If you have any questions, please feel free to contact us, using the address below. Updates to this information will be posted on this web page (https://conf.math.illinois.edu/nt2000/millennial) as it becomes available.


Contact addresses

Email (preferred): millennial@math.uiuc.edu

Conference web page: https://conf.math.illinois.edu/nt2000/millennial.

Mailing address:

Millennial Conference
Department of Mathematics
University of Illinois
1409 West Green St.
Urbana, IL 61801
USA


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