Analysis and Number Theory

August 24.-29. 2003
Catalina Island

William Duke (UC Los Angeles)
Nets Katz (Washington U. St Louis)
Christoph Thiele (UCLA)



The Summer School will take place from August 24. - 29. 2003 at Catalina Canyon Resort in Avalon, California. Avalon is the main city (poulation about 3500) of Catalina Island, which is located 22 miles off the Southern California Coastand about an hour by boat from Long Beach.

The typical participant will be a graduate student or postdoc and not an expert on the topic, but interested in jointly learning a new subject.

Participants will be required to prepare a 2h lecture on some topic in advance, and submit a 4-6 page summary of their topic prior to the summer school, at the latest August 15. The topics are listed here.

The Summer School is one of a series of Summer Schools funded by an NSF Career grant.

Sunday August 24 will be the arrival day. From Monday to Friday the participants will give the lectures that they have prepared in advance. Departure will be after lunch on Friday August 29.


Space is limited to 11 participants.

The NSF Career grant provides funding for paying the accommodation costs. A contribution towards travelling expenses may be available upon request.

If you would like to participate, please send an informal email to by June 25. 2003. Please describe your professional status (graduate student, postdoc, etc) your area of research and your motivations for participating in the summer school.

Please also indicate your preference for a topic on which to prepare a lecture. The organizers are happy to answer questions on the assigned topics anytime.