LSU Department of Mathematics to Host International Math Conference April 12-15

04/10/2014 10:05 AM

BATON ROUGE – The LSU Department of Mathematics will bring together more than 120 international mathematicians and researchers for the “Applications of Automorphic Forms in Number Theory and Combinatorics Conference,” April 12-15. This year’s conference will honor Wen-Ching Winnie Li, distinguished professor of mathematics at Pennsylvania State University, for her outstanding contributions to number theory, automorphic forms and applications.

Conference speakers include Abel-prize winners Jean-Pierre Serre from the Collège de France and John Tate of Harvard University and the University of Texas, along with six members of the National Academy of Science, one Fields Medalist and three Wolf Prize winners. Conference participants will include top math experts and graduate students from the U.S., Canada, France, China, Ireland, Taiwan, Germany, United Kingdom and Korea, including George Andrews, former president of the American mathematical society, and Kristy Lauter, the president elect of the Association for Women in Mathematics.

The conference aims to foster advancement in research programs for the participants, provide opportunities to disseminate current work by experts, and offer professional development for junior researchers and graduate students. Talks will be given in Room 1510 of the Business Education Complex and the conference banquet will be held in the LSU Union Atchafalaya Room. A schedule of events can be found at

The National Science Foundation, The Number Theory Foundation, Clay Mathematics Institute, and Microsoft Research sponsored the conference in conjunction with LSU’s College of Science, Department of Mathematics, and Office of Research & Economic Development.

About Wen-Ching Winnie Li
Wen-Ching Winnie Li received a doctoral degree from the University of California, Berkeley in 1974. She held faculty positions at Harvard University and the University of Illinois at Chicago before joining the faculty at Pennsylvania State University in 1979. Currently, Li holds the Ho Chin Tui Chair Professor at National Tsinghua University of Taiwan. She is a 2010 recipient of the Chern Prize in Mathematics by the International Congress of Chinese Mathematicians, and was named a fellow of the American Mathematical Society in 2012. Li has been a director of the National Center of Theoretical Sciences in Taiwan since 2009.

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Dawn  Jenkins 
LSU College of Science

Posted on Thursday, April 10, 2014