Midwest Number Theory Conference
for Graduate Students VI

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The Sixth Annual Midwest Number Theory Conference for Graduate Students will be hosted by the University of Wisconsin-Madison on November 7-8, 2009. This conference is an opportunity for number theory graduate students working in the Midwest to meet in a friendly environment. Participants are encouraged to give talks on their ongoing or completed research projects. All areas of number theory are welcome.

The organizers can be reached via email at mntcg6 [at] math.wisc.edu.

Midwest Number Theory Day

In addition, Midwest Number Theory Day will be held at the University of Wisconsin-Madison on November 6, 2009. Participants of MNTCG6 are welcome to attend Midwest Number Theory Day also.


Please register for the conference using the registration page.

A list of participants can be found here.


The conference will consist of talks by the participants. Talks will be twenty minutes in length each. We will have overhead projectors and laptop projectors available for people giving slide talks; please let us know in advance about your technological needs.

See here for Jordan Ellenberg's helpful advice on how to give a good talk.

A schedule of talks can be found here.

Plenary Lecture

A plenary lecture will be given by Michael Zieve on November 7.

Financial Support

We will have funding available for full or partial reimbursement of participants' travel and lodging expenses, up to a maximum of $350. Requests for funding beyond this will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

To receive support you will need to obtain and submit receipts for everything. International visitors MUST BRING (to the conference) their visa, passport, I-94 form, I-20 (for F1 visa holders), and permanent resident card (if applicable). Please contact Vicky Whelan (whelan@math.wisc.edu) with any questions.

Please bring photocopies of everything in advance (if possible).


We have reserved a block of hotel rooms for November 5-8 at the University Inn. The University Inn is conveniently located on State Street, about ten minutes walk from the math department and in the immediate vicinity of many restaurants, coffee shops, etc. The conference rate is $79.00 for one person, or $89.00 for two people, for Thursday night, and $109.00 for one person, or $119.00 for two people per night on Friday/Saturday nights. Please make reservations individually at (800)279-4881 or (608)257-4881, and tell them you are with the Midwest Number Theory Graduate Student Conference.

We request that graduate students funded by us share a room. Please contact us if you need help finding a roommate.

Also, please book your hotel room by October 5 (the rooms are subject to being released afterwards).

Traveling and Dining

Madison is in south-central Wisconsin, and is situated along highways I-39, I-90 and I-94. It is about 79 miles west of Milwaukee, 148 miles northwest of Chicago, and 270 miles southeast of Minneapolis. Northwest, United, American and Continental Airlines service Madison's Dane County Regional Airport. In addition, Madison is served by Greyhound and Megabus. Also, Badger Coaches offers service from the Milwaukee airport to Madison and Van Galder Bus Company offers service from Chicago's O'Hare airport to Madison.

For taxis we recommend Badger Cab which is substantially cheaper than other local cab companies. Their phone number is (608) 256-5566.

For information on dining, see FoodSpot.com, an extensive Wisconsin restaurant guide. My personal advice would be to walk down the hill from the math department, straight towards the Capitol... and you will walk by about 500 good places to eat.


The Midwest Number Theory Conference for Graduate Students is being organized by Jordan Ellenberg, Derek Garton, Marie Jameson, Robert Lemke Oliver, and Christelle Vincent. If you have any questions, feel free to contact us at mntcg6 [at] math.wisc.edu.

Last Modified: September 11, 2009.