NZMRI Summer Workshop

Akaroa, New Zealand, January 8-13, 2022

Postponed to 2022. Dates tentative at this point.

The theme of the 2022 New Zealand Mathematics Research Institute Summer Workshop is Modern Number Theory. It will feature five outstanding researchers, each giving a series of 4 lectures. The venue is the Mt Vernon Lodge, Akaroa, in the South Island of New Zealand. Akaroa is about a 90min drive from the Christchurch International Airport.

The workshop is aimed primarily at NZ based mathematics PhD students - there will likely be a significant number of senior mathematicians attending, but relatively few would have any significant background in number theory. The intention for the lectures is to start at the level of a beginning PhD student and progress in an explicit and detailed way to some current research problem or active area of research in the allotted time.

Speakers

Timetable

Arrival: by the evening of Friday, 7 January.
Departure: lunchtime Thursday, 13 January.

Talks will start at 9am Saturday 8 January, and finish by lunchtime Thursday 13 January.

Accommodation

Accommodation for student participants will be arranged at the venue. All other participants must arrange their own accommodation bookings.

Support

NZ-based students

We expect to cover the cost of accommodation and catering for all NZ-based student participants.

Also students at NZ universities may apply for a Kalman Summer Scholarship, to assist their participation at this workshop. The Kalman Summer Scholarships were established from a generous bequest in support of New Zealand mathematics from the late John Kalman, a former professor at the University of Auckland. Applicants will normally be expected to be studying for an Honours or Masters degree or a PhD.

Four or five Kalman Summer Scholarships will be awarded, to help cover costs of travel, accommodation and meals. Scholarship recipients will be expected to submit a full report by mid-February 2018, describing what they gained from their participation in the workshop. Applicants should submit an academic transcript, brief CV, and a statement from their academic supervisor (or mentor) that indicates how participation in the summer meeting will benefit the student's development.

Applications should be sent by email to  Prof. Rod Gover, the NZMRI Secretary.

NZ-based academics

We provide limited support for NZ-based academics to attend. Typically cost of catering is covered, as is some contribution towards accommodation costs. The level of subsidy will depend on the number of participants.

Participants based outside of New Zealand

You are most welcome to attend. However, the NZMRI's funding for the workshop does not permit support for participants based outside of New Zealand.

Registration

Registration information will be added in due course

Other activities

Sunday January 9 and all afternoons from 2:30pm are free. We recommend that you take the opportunity to explore Akaroa or go for a hike. We recommend the Hinewai reserve.

Visa info

Since 1 October 2019, vistors to New Zealand will need to apply for a NZeTA (NZ electronic travel authorisation) even if they are from a visa waiver country. NZ citizens travelling on an NZ passport, and Australian citizens travelling on an Australian passport are exempt. Processing can take up to three days (but also as little as 10min) and is done online through Immigration New Zealand. The cost is NZD12.00, or NZD9.00 with INZ's online app. Those not from a visa waiver country and entering New Zealand must ensure that they have a valid visa.

Number Theory in New Zealand 2022

We will also be organising a research workshop following the NZMRI in Christchurch, January 15-17.

Organisers

The organisers are Brendan Creutz and Felipe Voloch.

This page will be updated regularly. To obtain further information, email one of the organisers.