Number Theory Down Under
23-26 September, 2016
It is our great pleasure to announce that the Australian Mathematical Society Special Interest Group
Number Theory Down Under (NTDU) will be hosting its 4th annual conference in Newcastle from 23--26 September 2016.
This year the conference is dedicated to our beloved Prof. Richard Brent on his 70th birthday.
Biography: Richard Peirce Brent is a mathematician and computer scientist whose contributions to these fields have spanned number theory, random number generators, numerical analysis, computer arithmetic, algorithmics, analysis and combinatorics. During his long career, Richard has supervised nineteen PhD students to completion, taught undergraduate and postgraduate courses in mathematics and computer science across five Universities, and shown himself an able administrator in his stints as a Head of Department at ANU and Oxford. Richard is currently a Fellow of the Australian Academy of Science, an Emeritus Professor at the ANU, and a Conjoint Professor at the University of Newcastle.
Details about registration, confirmed participants, accommodation, travel, and anything else needed can be found below.
If you have any questions, please email Mumtaz Hussain
Links for the previous meetings are available here
and a bunch of photographs.
is the tentative list of speakers. If you are interested in participation into this exciting event and would like to give a talk,
send an email to any of the organisers, Michael Coons,
or Tim Trudgian.
- Shi Bai (INRIA, France)
- David Bailey (California, USA)
- Richard Brent (Newcastle, Australia)
- YoungJu Choie (POSTECH, Korea)
- Shaun Cooper (Massey, New Zealand)
- Lassina Dembele (Warwick, UK)
- Karl Dilcher (Dalhousie, Canada)
- Alexander Fish (Sydney, Australia)
- Amy Glen (Murdoch, Australia)
- David Harvey (UNSW, Australia)
- Hidenori Katsurada (Muroran, Japan)
- Simon Kristensen (Aarhus, Denmark)
- Brendan McKay (ANU, Australia)
- Judy-anne Osborn (Newcastle, Australia)
- Alina Ostafe (UNSW, Australia)
- Min Sha (Macquarie, Australia)
- Igor Shparlinski (UNSW, Australia)
- Allan Steel (Sydney, Australia)
- Yohei Tachiya (Hirosaki, Japan)
- Tim Trudgian (ANU, Australia)
- Bao-Wei Wang (HUST, China)
- Yinan Zhan (ANU, Australia)
- Paul Zimmermann (INRIA, France)
- Ana Zumalacarregui (UNSW, Australia)
Please register at Eventbrite..
If you have any questions, please send an email to Juliane Turner at
Workshop Programme and Abstracts
You can download title and abstract of talks here
. A tentative conference programme is available here
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
- Crowne Plaza
- Chifley (two locations — Honeysuckle and next to the Newcastle train station)
- Ibis (on Hunter St, can walk or take a bus along Hunter St to the conference venue)
The website wotif.com can sometimes have good deals.
Another backpacker option (with a pool) is Backpackers Newcastle on Denison St (Hamilton).