West Georgia Hosts Integers Conference

Friday, October 2, 2009

The Integers Conference is scheduled on campus Wednesday through Saturday, Oct. 14-17, in the Education Center. The event has been held biennially in Carrollton since 2003 and has had highly esteemed leaders in the field as guests and speakers.

This year, the event will feature five plenary speakers and about 60 other speakers from 14 different countries. Registration is free and should be done in advance at http://www.westga.edu/~math/IntegersConference2009.

The conference welcomes students as well as mathematicians because combinatorial number theory is considered one of the most accessible branches of mathematics where even high school students can easily understand many of the research problems. The conference will include a good number of student research presentations.

Dr. Bruce Landman, chair of the Department of Mathematics at UWG, is coordinating the event with colleagues in the field including Dr. Melvyn Nathanson from the City University of New York, Dr. Jaroslav Nesetril from Charles University in Prague, Dr. Richard Nowakowski, Dalhousie University at Nova Scotia, and Dr. Carl Pomerance, Dartmouth College. Landman is also managing editor of Integers, a journal in combinatorial number theory.

Landman and event organizers are members of the editorial board of the journal Integers, which is published both online at UWG and in print by de Gruyter Publishing.

The conference is supported by the National Science Foundation. The research proceedings at the conference will be published in a book by de Gruyter and as a special issue of the Integers journal. Detailed information about the conference, including registration information, may be found at http://www.westga.edu/~math/IntegersConference2009.