Description: NTS-LA is a biannual regional number theory theory conference located in Los Angeles. While each meeting with feature two plenary talks by
faculty and one plenary talk from a graduate student from outside of Southern California, the majority of talks will consist of 20 minute contributed talks. The purpose of these
meetings is to establish a community of people interested in number theory in Southern California, to allow faculty at institutions that do not have funds for regular seminars to
attend high-quality research talks, and to provide a friendly environment for students and faculty to present their research.
NTS-LA is funded for the 2019-20 academic year by grants from the
NSF (DMS-1852797) and NSA.
Information on NTS-LA II
Saturday, February 8 and Sunday, February 9, 2020.
Occidental College, Los Angeles, CA.
- Plenary Speakers:
Graduate Student Plenary Speaker:
Photos from the conference
Conference Schedule and abstracts can be found here.
Contributed talks are twenty minutes in length.
NTS-LA has a limited budget from which to provide support for travel. While we welcome people from outside of Southern California to attend, there is limited funding to reimburse airfare and
hotel accommodations. If your attendance is predicated on a significant amount of travel support, you are advised to contact the organizer before registering.
Visitor Expense Form
If you are requesting support and are a US citizen or permanent resident, you will need to complete a W-9 and submit this to me. The sooner this is done, the sooner you will get
your reimbursement. (Preferably it is done before the conference!) A link to a fillable W-9 can be found here. This only needs to be done once per year.
If you are requesting support and are NOT a US citizen or permanent resident, you will need to fill out the following
form and return it to me. This must be done at
least 10 business days before the conference or you will not be eligible for reimbursement. Once this form has been submitted, you will receive an e-mail from the Glacier system. It
will address you as if you are an Occidental student, but you need to go through registering with Glacier to be eligible for reimbursement. The sooner this is completed, the better. This only needs to be done once per year.
We ask all attendees to register even if they are not requesting
support so we can reserve appropriate sized rooms, order refreshments, and report attendance to the NSF. To register please fill out the following form: Registration form
- The registration fee for all participants is generously paid for by the NSA.
There are many excellent restaurants within walking distance of campus. The following link contains a map with some local restaurants:
The most convenient locations for lunch are on campus at the Marketplace or the Tiger Cooler. The Marketplace is open 10 am - 2 pm on
Saturday and on Sunday from 10 am - 7:30 pm. The Tiger Cooler is open 1:30 pm - 2 am on Saturday and is not open during the conference hours on Sunday. For more information
about these locations and other dining on campus one can see dining options.
Travel: For those that will be flying, the closest and most convenient airport is Bob Hope airport (BUR) in Burbank.
It should cost around $25-30 for a Lyft or Uber from BUR to campus.
If there are not convenient and reasonably priced flights into BUR, the next best option is Los Angeles International Airport (LAX). A Lyft or Uber should be around $40-50 from
LAX to campus. One can also take public transportation. The best mix of price/convenience is the flyaway bus from LAX to Union Station and then a Lyft/Uber from Union Station to cmapus.
Accommodations: Participants are responsible for making their own reservations for accommodations. The Comfort Inn
in Eagle Rock is near bus stops that will bring you close to campus and is about a 25 minute walk to campus should you prefer to walk. There are other smaller hotels nearby as well, though
you may wish to read reviews before booking them. Glendale and Pasadena are also a reasonable distance away (especially if you have or are renting a car) and there are numerous hotel
options in each city.
Occidental is located
in northeast Los Angeles, CA.
The Department of Mathematics is housed in
Fowler Hall, which can be located on maps found
Parking is free on Occidental's campus on the weekend. In addition to lots on campus, there is abundant street parking available in the streets surrounding campus.
Please feel free to e-mail me if you have any questions.
Last updated: December 12, 2019.