A conference on recent spectacular developments in the theory of Drinfeld modular forms and their applications will take place at Centro di Ricerca Matematica in Pisa, Italy on November 5–9, 2018.

The purpose of the conference will be to bring together mathematicians working on Drinfeld moduli spaces and Drinfeld modular forms in the function field setting and those working on modular forms and Shimura varieties in the classical setting to discuss the latest developments in the theories and to inspire each other, through analogy, toward new directions of research.

Confirmed (and tentatively so) speakers include:

  • Gebhard Böckle (Heidelberg University, Germany)
  • Gunther Cornelissen (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
  • Ernst-Ulrich Gekeler (Saarland University, Germany)
  • Tim Gendron (UNAM, Mexico)
  • Wen-Ching Winnie Li (Pennsylvania State University, USA)
  • Ken Ono (Emory University, USA)
  • Matthew Papanikolas (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Richard Pink (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Ariel Shnidman (Boston College, USA)
  • Dinesh Thakur (University of Rochester, USA)
  • Douglas Ulmer (University of Arizona, USA)
  • Fu-Tsun Wei (National Central University, Taiwan)
  • Jing Yu (National Taiwan University, Taiwan)
  • Chia-Fu Yu (Academia Sinica, Taiwan)

The CRM in Pisa has very limited space. If you are interested in attending, please visit CRM’s official site dedicated to the conference that can be found at: http://www.crm.sns.it/event/416/

This conference is organized by:

  • Florian Breuer <florianbreuer at gmail dot com>
  • Ahmad El-Guindy <ahmad dot el-guindy at qatar dot tamu dot edu>
  • Mihran Papikian <papikian at psu dot edu>
  • Federico Pellarin <federico dot pellarin at univ-st-etienne dot fr>
  • Rudolph Perkins <rudolph dot perkins at gmail dot com>