Modular Forms and Function Field Arithmetic

a conference in honor of Jing Yu's 60th birthday

DATE: May 19-22, 2009

National Taiwan University

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About the conference

Professor Jing Yu received a B.S. degree in mathematics from National Taiwan Normal University in 1972. Afterwards he went to the United States and studied mathematics at Yale University with Serge Lang. He went back Taiwan immediately after receiving his Ph.D. degree in 1980.

Since then, he conducted many courses and seminars in number theory in many major universities and he has done many major works in the arithmetic of function fields, espceially the transcendence theory. His courses, seminars and research works have great impact on the development of number theory in Taiwan. Moreover, he is also a worldwide leading expert in the theory of Drinfeld modules.

His contribution has been greatly appreciated and recognized by receiving many outstanding awards in Taiwan. Currently he is a National Chair Professor, an eminent title endowed by the Ministry of Education.





Invited speakers

  • Sunghan Bae (KAIST, Korea )
  • Florian Breuer ( University of Stellenbosch , South Africa )
  • Chieh-Yu Chang ( NCTS and National Central University , Taiwan )
  • Chia-Fu Yu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Ernst-Ulrich Gekeler ( Saarland University , Germany )
  • Wentang Kuo ( University of Waterloo , Canada )
  • Yu-Ru Liu ( University of Waterloo , Canada )
  • Matthew Papanikolas ( Texas A&M University , USA )
  • Yuichiro Taguchi ( Kyushu University , Japan )
  • Dinesh Thakur ( University of Arizona , USA )
  • Jacques Tilouine (Universite Paris 13, France)
  • Michel Waldschmidt (Universite Pierre et Marie Curie-Paris VI, France )
  • Julie Tzu-Yueh Wang ( Academia Sinica, Taiwan)
  • Gisbert Wüstholz (ETH, Switzerland )
  • Linsheng Yin ( Tsinghua University , China )
  • Qin Yue ( Nanjing University of Aeronautics and Astronautics , China )



The scientific committee members

  • Dale Brownawell( Penn State )
  • Ching-Li Chai(U Penn)
  • Liang-Chung Hsia (National Central U)
  • Wen-Ching W. Li ( Penn State )
  • Chang-Shou Lin (chair) (National Taiwan U)
  • Jiu-Kang Yu (Purdue)


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