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100 Years of Mock Theta Functions:
New Directions in Partitions, Modular Forms, and Mock Modular Forms

Vanderbilt University, May 18-19 2020

Welcome to the homepage of 100 Years of Mock Theta Functions: New Directions in Partitions, Modular Forms, and Mock Modular Forms.  This conference is part of the Shanks Workshops held at Vanderbilt University and will take place on May 18 and May 19 2020.  The topics will focus on new developments around the area of partitions, and especially ranks, cranks, and other partition statistics. This will especially focus on the interaction between this field and modular type objects. In particular, modular forms and mock modular forms have long been essential tools in the study partitions and other combinatorial sequences, and this conference is oriented at establishing and furthering dialogue on new developments at the boundary of these two areas. The study of mock modular forms has seen an outburst of activity in the past decade, and several of the defining works of the area first arose out of considering partition statistics such as ranks.We strongly encourage students and postdocs to attend this conference. Some funding may be available, especially for junior participants.

Speakers

  • Nick Andersen, BYU*
  • Krishna Alladi, University of Florida
  • George Andrews, Penn State University
  • Kathrin Bringmann, University of Cologne*
  • Olivia Beckwith, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign*
  • Amanda Folsom, Amherst College*
  • Frank Garvan, University of Florida
  • Michael Griffin, BYU
  • Marie Jameson, University of Tennessee

 Registration and Financial Aid

Funding for travel may become available.

Organizers

  • Larry Rolen, Vanderbilt University
  • Ian Wagner, Vanderbilt University

*Tentative