NZMRI Summer Workshop

Akaroa, New Zealand, January 8-13, 2022

The theme of the 2022 New Zealand Mathematics Research Institute Summer Workshop is Number Theory and related topics. 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 number of senior mathematicians attending, but relatively few would have any significant background in number theory. The intention is for most of the lectures to be expository.



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

A couple of suitable accommodation places are the Akaroa Waterfront Motel and the Akaroa Criterion Motel.


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 2022, 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

The border is likely to be closed, unfortunately. This workshop will be in-person only and there will not be an online option.


Please register by November 30th at the following link.


It is expected that a vaccination certificate will be required.

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.


The organisers are Brendan Creutz and Felipe Voloch.

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