Workshop: Analytic Number Theory

Venue: Lipschitz-Saal, Mathematik-Zentrum (Math Center), Endenicher Allee 60, Bonn/Germany

Organizer: Lillian Pierce, Damaris Schindler


  • pre-Workshop "Exciting New Faces in Analytic Number Theory" (ENFANT): July 11 - 12, 2014
  • main Sessions "Emerging Leaders and Evolving Frontiers in Analytic Number Theory" (ELEFANT): July 14 - 18, 2014

Analytic number theory has seen a number of startling successes in the last decade, including results on arithmetic progressions in primes and connections to ergodic theory; the development of the affine sieve and applications to Apollonian circle packings and thin groups; a breakthrough on Vinogradov mean value theorems with applications to Waring's problem; the resolution of the ternary Goldbach conjecture; and brilliant new results on bounded gaps between primes. This workshop will celebrate several of these new results and explore many more current developments in analytic number theory, including evolving connections to related fields. The workshop will have two components: a main workshop ELEFANT (July 14-18), preceded by a two-day workshop ENFANT (July 11-12) for young researchers.

ELEFANT: Emerging Leaders and Evolving Frontiers in Analytic Number Theory
The main workshop will feature invited speakers:
Valentin Blomer
Kathrin Bringmann
Tim Browning
Jörg Brüdern
Alina Bucur
Michael Christ
Mei-Chu Chang
Alina Carmen Cojocaru
Chantal David
Régis de la Bretèche
Rainer Dietmann
Kevin Ford
Elena Fuchs
Jayce Getz
Ben Green
Heekyoung Hahn
Roger Heath-Brown
Alex Kontorovich
Matilde Lalín
James Maynard
Nina Snaith
Kannan Soundararajan
Terence Tao
Lynne Walling
Julia Wolf
Trevor Wooley

ENFANT: Exciting New Faces in Analytic Number Theory
During this two-day workshop, young researchers, including graduate students, postdocs, and newly appointed faculty, will give brief presentations on their research and have the chance to discuss their research interests with other participants. Young researchers may apply to participate in ENFANT by filling in the online application and submitting a CV and abstract of their proposed presentation by 31 January 2014. Applicants will be notified by early February 2014 of acceptance to the program. It is expected that participants in ENFANT will also attend ELEFANT the following week. It may be possible for participants of ENFANT to apply for limited funding support for accommodation during the duration of ENFANT and ELEFANT (but not travel, except in exceptional circumstances).

Exceptional funding: Any female mathematician with an infant (under the age of 24 months) who is invited to attend ENFANT and/or ELEFANT but could not attend unless accompanied by her infant, may apply for exceptional funding to support significantly the cost of travel for the infant and a caretaker of the infant to the workshop. Additionally, a lactation room and a play room will be available at HCM for participants attending with infants. Please contact the organizers with enquiries by emailing enfant_elefant(at)

Additional participants: Due to limited space in our beautiful antique lecture hall registration in advance is required. Please send queries regarding registration to enfant_elefant(at)