Building Bridges: 4th EU/US Summer School + Workshop on Automorphic Forms and Related Topics (Budapest 2018)


The workshop aims to foster and strengthen a long-lasting exchange between automorphic forms researchers in the EU and the US. The focus includes all areas of research related to automorphic forms, including mock modular forms, Maass forms, Jacobi forms, Siegel modular forms, special values of L-functions, elliptic curves, random matrices, quadratic forms, computation, representations of automorphic forms, applications of modular forms, etc.

We aim to generate and sustain a friendly, supportive atmosphere, providing encouragement to young researchers, mentoring opportunities for more established researchers, as well as a forum for exchanging ideas and forming new collaborations. Researchers at all career stages are encouraged to present talks; we also wecome posters on research in automorphic forms.

The workshop takes place in the second week of the meeting, which is 16 - 20 July 2018.


Workshop schedule (PDF, updated July 17)

Titles and abstracts (PDF, updated July 18)

Registration and abstract submission

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Conference participants will be asked to pay a €30 registration fee.

If you need an official invitation letter to apply for a visa to come to the Building Bridges events in Budapest this July, please send an email to Szomolányi Márta ( (cc and, and provide the following information:

  • name (as in passport)
  • university/affiliation name
  • university/affiliation address

If you would also like to attend the research school, please follow the instructions on this page.

About the workshop


The workshop talks will be 20, 30, and 40 minutes in length; researchers at all stages of their careers are encouraged to present their work. Each day will begin with a talk that is, at least in part, a survey of some aspect of automorphic forms.


We invite participants to bring posters on some of their research in automorphic forms that we will display.


Following the success of "speed-talks" in the Texas-Oklahoma Representations and Automorphic Forms series of conferences, and in the spirit of the BBC Radio 4 show “Just a Minute”, we will have sessions of 2-minute talks where the speakers are charged with presenting some mathematics, without hesitation, deviation, or repetition.

Other planned activities:



List of participants (PDF)


Alfréd Rényi Institute of Mathematics, Budapest

Summer school dates:

9 - 14 July 2018

Workshop dates:

16 - 20 July 2018


Jim Brown
Gergely Harcos
Jay Jorgenson
Árpád Tóth
Lynne Walling

Conference Poster