A primary goal of the Upstate Number Theory Conference is to bring together the specialists from the various branches of Number Theory in the Upstate New York region and surrounding areas, and to expose younger researchers to new and old problems in the field.
General registration is now open! Click here to register.
We will have a reception with drinks and hors'dourves at the conclusion of talks on Saturday, October 23.
Please note the important deadlines that are provided at the beginning of the general registration page.
Union College currently requires all visitors to campus to wear a mask while indoors.
- Shabnam Akhtari (University of Oregon)
- Renee Bell (University of Pennsylvania)
- Andrew Sutherland (MIT)
- Christelle Vincent (University of Vermont)
- Jared Weinstein (Boston University)
- Regular registration will close on October 1st. Late registration will be accepted until the the weekend of the conference, but lodging and travel support will likely be limited, and the contributed talk schedule may be fixed.
- There is limited funding available for lodging and travel. Priority will be given to graduate students, early-career mathematicians, and individuals who will be giving talks. Applications received by September 15th will also be given priority for funding.
- Saturday Program
- 8:15-9:00am Coffee and pastries, conversation, registration and welcome (Olin Rotunda)
- 9:05-10:00am Shabnam Akhtari: How to count integral (cubic and quartic) binary forms (Olin 115)
- 10:10-11:05am Jared Weinstein: Higher modularity of elliptic curves (Olin 115)
- 11:20am-11:40pm Contributed Talks I (Lippman Hall)
- 11:50am-12:10pm Contributed Talks II (Lippman Hall)
- 12:20pm-12:40pm Contributed Talks III (Lippman Hall)
- 12:40-2:10pm Lunch break
- 2:15-3:10pm Christelle Vincent: Post-quantum cryptography: What is it and why? (Olin 115)
- 3:10-3:35pm Coffee break (Olin Rotunda)
- 3:40-4:00pm Contributed Talks IV (Lippman Hall)
- 4:10-4:30pm Contributed Talks V (Lippman Hall)
- 4:40-5:00pm Contributed Talks VI (Lippman Hall)
- 5:15pm-5:55pm Career Panel (Olin 115)
- 6:00-7:00pm Reception with cash bar and hors d'oeuvres (Wold Atrium)
- Sunday Program
- 9:00-9:30am Coffee and pastries (Olin Rotunda)
- 9:30-10:25am Renee Bell: Monodromy of tamely ramified covers of the projective line (Olin 115)
- 10:40-11:00am Contributed Talks VII (Lippman Hall)
- 11:10-11:30am Contributed Talks VIII (Lippman Hall)
- 11:30-12:00pm Coffee (Olin Rotunda)
- 12:00-1:00pm Andrew Sutherland: ℓ-adic images of Galois for elliptic curves over Q (Olin 115)
- DoubleTree by Hilton (0.7 miles from campus)
100 Nott Terrace, Schenectady NY 12308
Group name: TBA
$159/night (plus tax)
- Hampton Inn by Hilton (1.1 miles from campus)
450 State St, Schenectady NY 12305
Group name: Union College
$146/night Double Queen (plus tax)
- Courtyard by Marriott Schenectady at Mohawk Harbor (1.8 miles from campus)
240 Harborside Drive, Schenectady, NY, 12305
Group name: Union College Math Conference
$144/night (plus tax)
- Homewood Suites by Hilton Schenectady (2.2 miles from campus)
2A Freemans Bridge Rd, Schenectady NY, 12302
Group Name: Union College - Upstate Number Theory Conference
$149/night King room (plus tax)
- The Parker Inn & Suites (0.6 miles to campus)
434 State St, Schenectady, NY 12305
- The Stockade Inn (0.9 miles to campus)
1 N Church St, Schenectady, NY 12305
Union College is centrally located in New York's Capital District about 10 miles from the Albany International Airport, easily accessible by train from NYC, and just 3 to 4 hours by car from NYC, Boston, Philadelphia, and Montreal.
Here is a campus map, which indicates several parking lots, all of which may be used by visitors for free. Registration and the plenary talks will be held in Olin Center (building 44 on the campus map). Google maps link to Olin Center.
- By car:
From the north, south, and east: From New York State Thruway exit 24, take the Northway (I-87) north to exit 6 (marked "Route 7 west"). Follow Route 7 west for 6.5 miles and bear right onto Union Street. Continue on Union Street for 2.7 miles and make a sharp right at the stoplight onto Union Avenue. After about 1000 feet, turn left through the gate to enter Union's campus, onto Alexander Lane. Continue straight for parking on the right next to the baseball field. (See the campus map for additional parking. Visitors may park in any lot.) Registration and the conference sessions are in the Olin Rotunda.
From the west: From Thruway exit 26, take I-890 east to exit 4 (Erie Boulevard). Follow Erie Boulevard north to Union Street (second light after the Amtrak station), turn right onto Union Street, and follow for one mile, and make a slight left at the stoplight onto Union Avenue. After about 1000 feet, turn left through the gate to enter Union's campus, onto Alexander Lane. Continue straight for parking on the right next to the baseball field. (See the campus map for additional parking. Visitors may park in any lot.) Registration and the conference sessions are in the Olin Rotunda.
- By air:
The Albany Airport is a 20 minute drive from campus and is served by most major airlines, including United, US Airways, Delta, and Southwest.
There is regular taxi service between the airport and Schenectady. Cabs are available outside the baggage claim area. Uber and Lyft are active in the Capital Region.
- By train:
The Schenectady Amtrak station is a ten minute walk or short taxi ride from campus. The Albany-Rensselaer Amtrak station is a 30 minute taxi ride from campus, but has more frequent service from NYC and points south than the Schenectady station.
- Alexander Borisov, Binghamton University
- C. Douglas Haessig, University of Rochester
- Jeffrey Hatley, Union College
- Joseph Hundley, SUNY at Buffalo
- Ravi Ramakrishna, Cornell University
- Dinesh Thakur, University of Rochester
- David Zywina, Cornell University
Websites for the previous iterations of this conference can be found here:
- Cornell University, 2019
- University at Buffalo, 2018
- Binghamton University, 2017
- University of Rochester, 2016
- Cornell University, 2015
- University at Buffalo, 2014
- Binghamton University, 2013
- University of Rochester, 2012
- Cornell University, 2011
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Support for the 2021 Upstate Number Theory Conference was provided by the National Science Foundation (Award #1901866). The opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed are those of the planning committee and do not necessarily reflect the views of the National Science Foundation.
We thank the Journal of Number Theory and Elsevier for additional funding in support of the conference.
- By car:
To register, please click this link and follow the instructions there. Please make note of the following:
If you indicated on the registration form that you would like to give a talk, please submit your abstract here: Abstract Submission Form
Lodging: Graduate students and post-docs who are being supported by conference funds will have their hotel rooms booked for them. For everyone else, room blocks have been held at four hotels close to campus.
Other nearby accommodations: