Participants please beware. We have had an information attack on some of our participants / speakers by persons claiming to be from the CRM soliciting personal information in the guise of booking hotel rooms and other things. The organizers will send further instructions soon on how to proceed with booking your accommodations. Until then, please do not give out any personal information to anyone claiming to be from the CRM or otherwise. See our news section on this website for further details.

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:

  • Gunther Cornelissen (Utrecht University, Netherlands)
  • Ernst-Ulrich Gekeler (Saarland University, Germany)
  • Tim Gendron (UNAM, Mexico)
  • Urs Hartl (University of Münster, Germany)
  • Masanobu Kaneko (Kyushu University, Japan)
  • Ken Ono (Emory University, USA)
  • Matthew Papanikolas (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Richard Pink (ETH Zurich, Switzerland)
  • Ariel Shnidman (CCR-Princeton, 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)

We will also have many contributed talks by the following speakers:

  • Dirk Basson (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
  • Julio Cesar Bueno De Andrade (University of Exeter, UK)
  • Luca Demangos (University of Stellenbosch, South Africa)
  • Sumita Garai (Penn State University, USA)
  • Oguz Gezmis (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Nathan Green (UCSD, USA)
  • Richard Griffon (University of Basel, Switzerland)
  • Shin Hattori (Tokyo City University, Japan)
  • Madeline Locus (Emory University, USA)
  • Andreas Maurischat (University of Heidelberg, Germany)
  • Giovanni Rosso (Concordia University, USA)
  • Changningphaabi Namoijam (Texas A&M University, USA)
  • Maria Valentino (Universitá di Parma, Italy)
  • Ian Wagner (Emory University, USA)
  • Guchao Zeng (Texas A&M University, USA)

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 (University of Newcastle, Australia)
  • Ahmad El-Guindy (Cairo University, Egypt)
  • Mihran Papikian (Penn State University, USA)
  • Federico Pellarin (ICJ, University Jean Monnet, St. Etienne, France)
  • Rudolph Perkins (Cuyamaca College, USA)

We are very concerned about the role of the mathematical community in our world and we believe, in particular, that it should mirror the various faces of our society. For this reason we strongly encourage participation of female colleagues to our conference, and more generally we encourage diversity in mathematics. Also, colleagues with family should not refrain from being accompanied by them.



We will post updated information concerning the conference here, as we receive it.

Beware of Scammers

Dear all, Copied below is an email sent by Prof. F. Pellarin to current participants of our conference in Pisa. To reiterate, neither the organizers nor the CRM have sent out any request to book hotels or anything else. “A tentative of scam occurred today against at least a couple of our speakers/organizers. I would …

Two new speakers

We have added two new speakers to our list of confirmed speakers, Professors Urs Hartl (University of Münster, Germany) and Masanobu Kaneko (Kyushu University, Japan).