Illinois Number Theory Conference
May 21-22, 2010
Department of Mathematics
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

Schedule of Talks (Updated 5/19/2010)

General Information

The Illinois Number Theory Conferences is a series of regional number theory conferences that have been held nearly every year since the 1970s. The University of Illinois now serves as the primary host of these meetings; other universities that have occasionally hosted the Illinois Number Theory conference in the recent past include Illinois State University and Northern Illinois University.

Initially intended as small regional conferences for number theorists in the Midwest, these meetings have broadened their appeal, and are attracting participants from other parts of the U.S. and from Canada.

This year's Illinois Number Theory Conference will mark the 70th birthday of Harold Diamond, a long-time faculty member of the University of Illinois and one of the driving forces behind the Illinois Number Theory Conference series. Harold retired from the University of Illinois in 2002, but remains actively involved in academic life.

The conference will be held on the weekend of May 21/22, 2010, during the break between our spring and summer semesters. This has the advantage that the campus is uncrowded, and inexpensive accommodation in student resident halls is available. In addition, a date in mid May is less likely to conflict with teaching schedules at other institutions and thus should make it easier for participants to attend the conference.

The scientific program will begin the morning of Friday, May 21, 2010, and will end late afternoon on Saturday, May 22. We expect that most participants will arrive on Thursday, May 20, and will depart on Sunday, May 23. All talks will be given in Altgeld Hall, an historic building located in the heart of the University of Illinois campus and the home of the Mathematics Department.


Scientific program. The conference will feature an invited hour talk by Carl Pomerance (Dartmouth). and about twenty shorter contributed talks. A schedule of talks is available.

Banquet: The conference banquet will be held Friday, May 21, 6 pm - 8:30 pm, at the Levis Faculty Center, located on the University of Illinois campus, a few blocks from the Mathematics Department. The banquet will honor Harold Diamond with brief speeches by some of his colleagues, friends, and former students.

The banquet will be buffet style and will include vegetarian options. Banquet tickets are $30 per person and must be reserved and paid for in advance, by May 16, 2010. To reserve a banquet ticket, please fill out the Banquet Reservation Form. and send in a check for the appropriate amount to the address given on the form.

Travel Information


Registration Form

In keeping with a long-standing tradition, we do not charge a registration fee, and coffee, refreshments, donuts, etc., during the conference are free to all participants. However, in order to help us prepare the meeting we ask that those who plan to attend register via the above online form in advance of the conference.

Financial support

Thanks to a grant by the Number Theory Foundation, a limited amount of funding is available for participants who do not have access to other sources of support. For more information contact A.J. Hildebrand (

Recent Illinois Number Theory Conferences

Programs for the most recent editions of the Illinois Number Theory Conference series can be found at the following links:

More information

Conference web page (this page): This page will be updated as more information becomes available so please revisit the page as we get closer to the conference. A schedule of talks will be posted about two weeks before the conference.

Contact: For further information, please contact A.J. Hildebrand (

Last modified Sat 19 Jun 2010 11:22:09 AM CDT A.J. Hildebrand