Canadian Number Theory Association Conference

The Canadian Number Theory Association (CNTA) was founded in 1987 at the International Number Theory Conference at Laval University (Quebec city), for the purpose of enhancing and promoting learning and research in number theory, particularly in Canada. To advance these goals, the CNTA organizes bi-annual conferences that showcase new research in number theory, with the aim of exposing Canadian and international students and researchers to the latest developments in the field. The CNTA meetings are among the largest number theory conferences world-wide. A list of previous CNTA meetings can be found here. The Fields landing page can also be found here

Registration and funding

Participants are kindly invited to register here.

The registration fees are 150CAD + 10CAD

Ribenboim Prize

The Ribenboim Prize, named in honour of Paulo Ribenboim, is awarded for distinguished research in Number Theory by a mathematician who is Canadian or has close connections to Canadian Mathematics. Previous winners are: Andrew Granville (1999), Henri Darmon (2002), Michael Bennett (2004), Vinayak Vatsal (2006), Adrian Iovita (2008), Valentin Blomer (2010), Dragos Ghioca (2012), Florian Herzig (2014), Jacob Tsimerman (2016), Maksym Radziwill (2018). The 2020 award will be presented as part of the CNTA XV meeting. As the tradition requires, during the award ceremony the winner will be invited to give a plenary talk.

The Canadian Number Theory Association is soliciting nominations for the Ribenboim Prize, to be awarded at CNTA XVI, 22-26 June 2020 in Toronto. Named in honour of Paulo Ribenboim, the Ribenboim Prize has been awarded every two years to an extraordinary number theorist with a connection to Canada. In order to be eligible for the current prize, the nominee must have received their PhD no earlier than July 1, 2008. To nominate a candidate, please send a letter of nomination and CV for the nominee to ribenboimprize@gmail.com, and arrange to have three letters of recommendation sent to the same address, no later than 15 February 2020. The prize committee strongly encourages the nomination of women and members of other groups under-represented in past awards.


The venue will be held at the University of Toronto and the Fields Institute.

Plenary Speakers

Jennifer Balakrishnan (Boston)
Chantal David (Concordia)
Wei Ho (Michigan)
Holly Krieger (Cambridge)
Antonio Lei (Laval)
Hector Pasten (PUC Chile)
Akshay Venkatesh (Stanford)
Kirsten Wickelgren (Duke)

Invited Speakers

Shabnam Akhtari (University of Oregon)
Nils Bruin (SFU)
Claire Burrin (Rutgers)
Alexandra Florea (Columbia)
Nathan Kaplan (UC Irvine)
Wanlin Li (MIT)
Nicole Looper (Brown)
Brad Rodgers (Queen's)
Matthew Satriano (University of Waterloo)
Andrew Sutherland (MIT)
Isabel Vogt (Stanford)
...and more

There will also be a number of contributed talks during the conference.




  • There are a number of suggested accommodations as mentioned on the Fields Website here.
  • For people who are looking for a cheaper aleternative to the Hotels, we have a few rooms available at New College Residence in Wilson Hall Residence - a great dormitory residence at the University of Toronto on the St. George campus in downtown Toronto and a short walk to the Field’s Institute. For more information, please click here.

Travel information

  • Attendees who are not Canadian residents should check on Canada's current entry requirements in advance of their travel here. In particular, there is a new entry requirement since 2016:

    "An electronic travel authorization (eTA) is required for all visa-exempt foreign nationals, except United States (U.S.) citizens and certain other small groups."

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  • Organizers

    Local Organizing Committee

    Patrick Ingram (York University)
    Carmen Bruni (University of Waterloo)
    Arul Shankar (University of Toronto)
    Katherine Stange (University of Colorado)

    Scientific Committee

    Michael Bennett (University of British Columbia)
    Henri Darmon (McGill University)
    Kirsten Eisenträger (Penn State)
    Matilde Lalín (Université de Montréal)
    Greg Martin (University of British Columbia)
    Cameron Stewart (University of Waterloo)