Category Archives: Announcements

2019 Lehmer Prizes

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2019 Emma and Dick Lehmer prizes, given to the committee’s favorite talks of the conference. The 2019 recipients are:

Congratulations to our 2019 recipients!

The 2019 Schedule is posted

The 2019 Schedule of Talks is now available online. All talks will be held in the Nautilus room at Asilomar.

See you there!

WCNT 2019 Has Begun!

The 50th anniversary edition of West Coast Number Theory is upon us!

This year, we will be starting the conference with an informal reception,
to be held in the Nautilus Room at Asilomar from 7-9pm. Drinks (Beer, Wine, Soda) will be available. Some small snacks will be provided, but we strongly encourage you to eat dinner before the reception. If you are staying at Asilomar, Dinner is from 6pm-7pm in the Crocker dining room.

The reception will include the first business meeting which will begin at approximately 7:30pm.

IMPORTANT: If you cannot make the first business meeting, but do plan to give a talk, please send your talk title to before 6pm on Dec 16 so we can make sure you are on the schedule.

A note from Richard Guy

Last week, we received a note from long-time attendee Richard Guy. Richard was the long-time maintainer of the West Coast Number Theory problem sets (which eventually turned into his classic book: Unsolved Problems in Number Theory):

Please pass this to all the participants in the West Coast Number Theory Conference. I am sorry that the passage of years has rendered it infeasible to come and join you. Happy memories going back 50 years. The Lehmers, the Robinsons, the Todds, John Selfridge and John Brillhart.
I hope that John B. is still flourishing and will be able to join you. And Gerry Myerson, who took over the problems section from me many years ago. Best to all! Richard.

Call for talks: 50th Anniversary (Historical) Session

For this year’s 50th anniversary conference, we are planning a special session of historical talks. If you’d like to give a talk that reflects on a historical aspect of number theory, your work, or the conference itself, please make a note on your registration form.

Announcement: the 50th Anniversary Conference

Hello Number Theorists,

Please join us for the 50th anniversary edition of the West Coast Number Theory Conference, to be held Dec 16-20, 2019, where it all began back in 1969:

Asilomar Conference Grounds
Pacific Grove, CA

The early registration rate for students, postdocs, and retirees is $75; for all others it is $100. Early registration ends November 1, 2019, after which registration will increase by $25. Financial assistance is available for those who need it.

Full details on registration and accommodations can be found here on the website. Note if you are applying for funding, you must stay at Asilomar as part of the conference block

We hope you can make a special effort to come celebrate with us in December!


Your WCNT 2019 organizers:

  • Kjell Wooding,
  • Amy Wooding,
  • Colin Weir,
  • Amanda Tucker,
  • Kevin McGown, and
  • Eva Goedhart

2018 Lehmer Prizes

We are pleased to announce the winners of the 2018 Emma and Dick Lehmer prizes, given to the committee’s favorite talks of the conference. The 2018 recipients are:

Congratulations to our 2018 recipients!