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Number Theory Down Under

18-19 September, 2015

The University of Newcastle

Click here for photographs from the conference.

It is our great pleasure to announce that the Centre for Computer-Assisted Research Mathematics and its Applications (CARMA) will be hosting a two-day number theory workshop Number Theory Down Under (NTDU) on 18th and 19th September 2015, at the University of Newcastle. The talks will be in the lecture theatre VG01. Links for the previous meetings are available here NTDU13 and NTDU14 and a bunch of photographs.

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

If you have any questions, please email Mumtaz Hussain at Mumtaz.Hussain@newcastle.edu.au


Poster Session

There will be a poster session which will provide an opportunity to present/discuss your work with your peers in an informal settings. All the participants are encouraged to present a poster.


Registration is free, but please register at Eventbrite. Any problems please send an email to Juliane Turner at Juliane.Turner@newcastle.edu.au.

Workshop Programme

All the refreshments (coffee/tea/lunch) will be in the Room V215 and all the lectures will be in the room VG01.


Friday 18th September

12:00-12:45Registration, refreshment and discussions (V215)
12:45-13:00Welcome (VG01)
13:00-14:00Jon Borwein
"Moments and densities of short walks in higher dimensions"
14:30-15:30Shaun Cooper
"The Rogers-Ramanujan continued fraction"
16:00-17:00Ole Warnaar
"Virtual Koornwinder integrals and Rogers-Ramanujan identities"
19:00-Dinner at Customs House Hotel

Saturday 19th September

9:30-10:30Alan Haynes
"Perfectly ordered quasicrystals and the Littlewood conjecture"
11:00-12:00Sinai Robins
"Asymptotics of cone theta functions, Gauss sums over parallelepipeds, and generalized Gram relations for polyhedra"
12:00-13:30Poster session and lunch
13:30-14:30Mourad Ismail
"Bessel Functions and Rogers-Ramanujan Identities"
15:00-16:00Karl Dilcher
"Applications of generalized Stern polynomials"

The dinner will be at The Customs House Hotel, Newcastle http://www.customshouse.net.au/. Everything is fully subsidised by CARMA.


The University of Newcastle is easily accessible via train or driving from Sydney; a train leaves every hour from Central Station to Newcastle ending at Newcastle Station, from where you can catch bus number 100, 225 or 226. 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).