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Number Theory Down Under

24-25 October, 2014

Harbourview Function Centre, Newcastle

On 24th and 25th October, 2014, the Centre for Computer-Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications (CARMA), is hosting a two-day number theory workshop in Newcastle, which we are calling Number Theory Down Under.

The workshop will take place at Harbourview Function Centre. The Harbourview Function Centre is located on the Hunter River just a moment's walk away from downtown Newcastle and Nobbys Beach.

Talks on recent results and problems of interest are invited from researchers of all levels; the only restriction is that it should be on a currently relevant area which is considered number theory. Student participation is encouraged.

Details about registration, confirmed participants, accommodation, travel, and anything else needed can be found below.

If you have any questions, please email one of the organisers, Mumtaz Hussain at Mumtaz.Hussain@newcastle.edu.au or Timothy Trudgian at Timothy.Trudgian@anu.edu.au


To register, please fill out the registration form in Microsoft Word or PDF format and email it to Juliane Turner at Juliane.Turner@newcastle.edu.au.

Workshop Programme

Titles and abstracts for each talk below can be downloaded as a PDF document. (Any missing details will be added as they become available.)

11:00--11:45Registration, refreshment and discussions
12:00--12:45L/Professor Jon Borwein (CARMA)
12:45--13:15Tim Trudgian (ANU)
13:15--13:45Adrian Dudek (ANU)
14:15--15:00Dzmitry Badziahin (Durham)
15:00--15:30Alex Ghitza (Melbourne)
15:30--16:00Angus McAndrew (Melbourne)
16:30--17:15Yohei Tachiya (Hirosaki)
17:15--18:00Wadim Zudilin (Newcastle)

9:00--9:45Igor Shparlinski (UNSW)
9:45--10:15Judy-anne Osborn (Newcastle)
10:15--10:45Andreas-Stephen Elsenhas (Sydney)
11:15--12:00Simon Kristensen (Aarhus)
12:00--12:30Min-Sha (UNSW)
12:30--13:00Stephen Meagher (UNSW)
13:00--13:30Eloise Hamilton (ANU)
14:30--15:15David Harvey (UNSW)
15:15--15:45Norman Wildberger (UNSW)
15:45--16:15Chul-Hee Lee (UQ)
16:45--17:30Richard Brent (ANU and Newcastle)
17:30--18:00Michael Coons (Newcastle)

All the refreshments (breakfast/tea/lunch) will be catered on the venue. The dinner venue still to be decided. Everything is fully subsidised by CARMA.

Confirmed Participants

(in alphabteical order)
Dzmitry Badziahin (Durham University, United Kingdom)
Shi Bai (The University of Auckland, Newzealand)
Jonathan Borwein (The University of Newcastle)
Richard Brent (The University of Newcastle and Australian National University)
Michael Coons (The University of Newcastle)
Adrian Dudek (Australian National University)
Alex Ghitza (Melbourne University)
Eloise Hamilton (Australian National University)
Stijn Hansen (Australian National University)
David Harvey (The University of New South Wales)
Mumtaz Hussain (The University of Newcastle)
Simon Kristensen (Aarhus University, Denmark)
Chul-Hee Lee (The University of Queensland)
Angus McAndrew (Melbourne University)
Stephen Meagher (The University of New South Wales)
Gerry Myerson (Macquarie University)
Judy-anne Osborne (The University of Newcastle)
Min Sha (The University of New South Wales)
Michael Rose(The University of Newcastle)
Igor Shparlinksi (The University of New South Wales)
Daniel Sutherland (The University of Newcastle)
Yohei Tachiya (Hirosaki University, Japan)
Matt Tam (The University of Newcastle)
Timothy Trudgian (Australian National University)
Norman Wildberger (The University of New South Wales)
Heath Winning (The University of Newcastle)
Yinan Zhang (The University of Sydney)
Wadim Zudilin (The University of Newcastle)


Newcastle is easily accessible via train or driving from Sydney; a train leaves every hour from Central Station to Newcastle ending at Newcastle Station, which is less than 10 minutes' walk away from the conference venue. There are also direct flights available from Brisbane, Canberra, Melbourne and Sydney.

Newcastle Airport is a small domestic airport with frequent daily flights to Melbourne, Brisbane and a few other places. There is a local bus (Port Stephens Coaches) from the airport to Newcastle town centre ($4.60). A taxi from the airport to the city costs around $60.


There are two main areas with hotels and backpacker accommodation — Newcastle East and Honeysuckle, both in walking distance to each other, and close to train stations. Honeysuckle is a popular area with lots of restaurants with great views across the harbour.


This event is sponsored by the Australian Mathematical Sciences Institute (AMSI) and Priority Research Centre for Computer-Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications (CARMA). AMSI allocates a travel allowance annually to each of its member universities (for list of members, see http://amsi.org.au/membership/members/). Students or early career researchers from AMSI member universities without access to a suitable research grant or other source of funding may apply to the Head of Mathematical Sciences for subsidy of travel and accommodation out of the departmental travel allowance. For further details see http://maths.org.au/index.php/component/content/article/71-amsi/static-content/304-procedure-for-use-of-amsi-travel-allowance

Newcastle East:


The website wotif.com can sometimes have good deals.
Another backpacker option (with a pool) is Backpackers Newcastle on Denison St (Hamilton).