Banff International Research Station
Organizers: Shabnam Akhtari (Oregon), Alina Bucur (UCSD), Jennifer Park (Ohio State), Renate Scheidler (Calgary)
CMI Enhancement and Partnership Program
The workshop will have the dual objectives of carrying out simultaneous research projects during the conference that result in ongoing collaboration and mentoring junior researchers in number theory. The conference will bring together established researchers, junior faculty, and advanced graduate students.
The workshop will highlight and advance the scientific goals and research agendas of women who are active and successful researchers in number theory. At the same time this framework will be used to help create a strong collaboration network for junior researchers coming into the field, connect them with important research directions and expand their network of collaborators and research mentors.
Prior to the workshop, each participant will be assigned to a working group according to their research interests, and each group will have one or two leaders who will suggest research projects and provide background reading for their groups. At the conference, there will be background lectures for each project, and a good portion of the time will be allotted for the working groups to meet and work on their project. At the end of the week, some members of each research group will describe their group's progress as well as future directions for their work.