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.
The conference will feature an invited hour talk by Carl Pomerance (Dartmouth).
and about twenty shorter contributed talks.
A schedule of talks
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
Google map of the conference venues.
Click on this link for a customized, interactive map of the conference
For participants arriving Thursday at the Champaign airport who have
notified us of their travel schedule, we will try to provide
transportation to Hendrick House, or your hotel. In case we miss your
arrival, or if you arrive on Friday, use the courtesy phone in the baggage
claim area to call a taxi. Note that several local motels, including the
Hampton Inn, provide courtesy shuttle service to and from the airport.
Driving directions to Hendrick House.
From I-74, take the Lincoln Avenue exit in Urbana and proceed south
for about 1.5 miles, then turn right onto Green Street.
Hendrick House is the highrise building located immediately to your right
at the northwest corner of Lincoln Avenue and Green Street;
see the map of conference venues.
Those staying at Hendrick House can use the Hendrick House parking lot;
parking passes are available at the front desk for a $4 per day. All
conference venues are within easy walking distance from Hendrick House.
Unfortunately, parking in
the campus area is very limited and expensive. Most of the metered spaces
on city streets in the campus area are limited to 2 hours, and meters are
in effect weekdays through 9 pm and on Saturdays.
The best option is to use the University parking garage
at the southwest corner of John St and 6th
Street in Champaign, located one block from Altgeld Hall; see the map of conference venues.
To reach the entrance to the garage, follow the directions to Hendrick
House, but turn right (west) onto Green Street, continue past Wright St.,
and turn left (south) onto 5th St., then immediately left (east) onto John
St. The entrance to the garage is on John St., between 5th and 6th
Streets. Note that John St. is a one-way street, so cannot reach the
garage from 6th St.
The top level of the garage has metered spaces, at 75c per hour, up to a
maximum of 10 hours. In contrast to street parking, these spaces are free
after 5 pm weekdays and all day Saturday and Sunday. Thus, you can leave
your car there till late in the evening, but only need to feed the meter
until 5 pm. Note that the meters accept only quarters, dimes, and
nickels, so be sure to have a sufficient supply of coins with you to
last for the full day.
After 5 pm, and all day on Saturday and Sunday, all levels of the garage
are available for public parking, as are all other University parking lots
except those explicitly marked as 24 hour spaces.
University of Illinois Visitor Page.
Maps, directions, and links to other resources.
City Bus Schedules and Routes. For
those staying off campus who don't have a car, using the Champaign-Urbana
Public Transit System may be a viable option.
Air Bus Schedule, Weekdays.
Air Bus Schedule, Sundays.
The "Air Bus" (Line No. 27 weekdays, and 270 weekends)
is a city-operated bus service between
the Champaign Airport ("Willard Terminal"), downtown Champaign, and
campus. Click on the above links for a schedule and a map.
The airport bus stop is right outside the terminal.
Tickets are $1 each. The closest stop to Hendrick House is
at Goodwin and Green, one block west of Lincoln and Green where
Hendrick House is located.
University of Illinois Weather Page.
The best source for local weather information, and live radar.
Flight tracking site. Click on "Airports" and type in "CMI"
to check the status of flights into and out of Champaign.
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.
A block of rooms has been reserved at Hendrick House,
a private residence hall, located on the University of Illinois Campus,
about 5 minutes from the Mathematics Department. Accommodation is in
single rooms with semi-private baths, at around $30 per night.
Reservations must be made directly with Hendrick House, (217) 365-8000,
by May 1. Please identify yourself as a participant of the "Illinois
Number Theory Conference".
Because of other events going on at the time of the conference hotel space
in the campus area is scarce, and we have not been able to block off
rooms. As of April 12, all hotels within walking distance of the campus
(Hampton Inn Urbana, I-Hotel, Illini Union Hotel) were fully booked.
For those coming by car, there are a number of moderately priced motel
options (e.g., Motel 6 at $35, Super 8 at $44, Microtel at $61, as of
4/12/2010) along the I-74 corridor north of Champaign, about a 15 minutes
drive from the campus. (For those without car, this is not a practical
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:
Conference web page (this page):
https://faculty.math.illinois.edu/intc2010/. 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 (firstname.lastname@example.org).
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