The Canadian Number Theory Association (CNTA) was founded in 1987 at the International Number Theory Conference at Laval University (Quebec), for the purpose of enhancing and promoting learning and research in number theory in Canada and beyond. 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. The previous CNTA conferences were held in Banff (1988), Vancouver (1989), Kingston (1991), Halifax (1994), Ottawa (1996), Winnipeg (1999), Montreal (2002), Toronto (2004), Vancouver (2006), Waterloo (2008), Wolfville (2010), Lethbridge (2012) and Ottawa (2014).
2016 returns CNTA — almost — to its 1988 birthplace of Banff. In the year of its 50th birthday, the University of Calgary in Calgary (Alberta, Canada) is pleased to host the 14th meeting of the CNTA. A highlight of this event is a special session honouring our distinguished colleague Richard Guy, in celebration of his 100th birthday which will take place on September 30, 2016. An exceptional scholar and Professor Emeritus at the University of Calgary, Richard’s numerous and outstanding contributions to number theory have had a lasting impact on the field, and his collection of Unsolved Problems in Number Theory in particular has influenced research articles and inspired graduate theses for decades.
The CNTA-XIV Organizers wish all conference participants a fruitful and enjoyable time in Calgary!