2014 and 2015 Problem Sets Posted

Hello Number Theorists,

Thanks to the tireless work of Gerry Myerson, the notes from the 2014 and 2015 problem sessions are now available online. Thanks Gerry for all your hard work!

For these years, and more, visit our Problem Sets page.

Mailing List and Survey

Hi Folks!

Our 50th anniversary is only a few short years away, and we have already started planning for this big event! To this end, we will be sending a very brief survey to help us collect data about our attendees. If you have attended WCNT in the past, it would be a great help to us if you could take 2 minutes to fill it out. The survey can be found here. Your participation will go a long way to helping us improve the event for future years.

In a related story, this year, we are taking the step of moving the old WCNT mailing list to more modern technologies (Mailchimp), both to comply with recent marketing laws, and to give you all a chance to help us weed out the duplicate, and dormant email addresses. If you are on the list, you will be receiving a message shortly.

Thanks, and we look forward to seeing you in 2016!

— Your WCNT Organizers: Kjell, Amy, Colin, Eva, Amanda & Kevin

2015 Lehmer Prizes

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2015 Emma and Dick Lehmer prizes, given to the committee’s favorite talks of the conference. The 2015 recipients are:

Congratulations to our 2015 recipients!

The 2015 Schedule is posted

The 2015 Schedule is now available online. Check back for updates and additions as the conference proceeds.


West Coast Number Theory starts today! Here are some last minute details.

THE BANQUET: Dec 15: 6:00pm

The banquet is held the first night of the conference (tonight!). This year (as last year), it will be held at the Point Pinos Grill, located next to the Pacific Grove Golf Links and the Point Pinos Lighthouse. It’s a short (1-block) walk from the Lighthouse Lodge & Cottages. To summarize:

Dec 15, 2015. 6:00pm
Point Pinos Grill
79 Asilomar Blvd.
Pacific Grove, CA


Following the dinner, we will all head back to the Lighthouse Lodge for the “first business meeting.” This is where we decide the schedule of talks, pick the sessions chairs, and generally get organized for the week.

The business meting will be held in the MONARCH ROOM, which is the top floor of the building next to the pool. (Last year, it had a sign that read “BRIGANDINE ROOM.” Don’t be fooled). If you need help finding it, please ask at the front desk.

IMPORTANT: If you cannot make the first business meeting, but do plan to give a talk, please send your talk title to 2015@westcoastnumbertheory.org so we can make sure you are on the schedule.

Note that the start time is approximate. It is possible that the dinner will run a little long, in which case, the business meeting will start right after dinner. If you arrive at 7:30 and the room is empty, we will be along shortly!


Roughly speaking, the schedule will look like this:

  • Dec 16: Talks and first problem session
  • Dec 17: Talks (morning) and free afternoon
  • Dec 18: Talks, second business meeting, second problem session
  • Dec 19 (morning only): “Historical Session,” where we relax, have coffee and tell stories of previous conferences (and conference-goers).

The complete schedule will be posted tonight (after the first business meeting).

Funding is Available

Hi Folks,

We are pleased to announce that thanks to generous donations from both the Tutte Institute and the Number Theory Foundation, we have a small amount of funding to help defray costs for our students and postdocs attending this year’s conference. Regrettably, we do not currently have funds to fund Junior faculty.

Those of you who requested funding should be receiving a message shortly. If you do not receive one (and you think you should), please drop us a line at:2015@westcoastnumbertheory.org

As always, we do not want the lack of funds to be a barrier to attendance at WCNT, so if you find yourself in special circumstances, please contact us, and we will see if we can help.

See you in a week!

One month to go!

Hello Number Theorists,

There’s but one month to go until West Coast Number Theory, and we are looking forward to seeing you again this year! Two quick notes:

  • We will be releasing any remaining rooms in the room block on Sunday, Nov 15. If you wish to receive the conference rate, please book your room before Sunday!
  • As an added enticement, we will be extending the early registration rates (a $25 discount) until this Sunday (Nov 15).

See you at Lighthouse Lodge!

–Kjell, Amy, and the WCNT 2015 Organizers