Automorphic Forms, Representations, and Combinatorics:
A Conference in Honor of Daniel Bump
Stanford University,
August 13-16, 2012
Conference Details
Travel Info
Hotel Info
Conference posters

Eventually, full-sized posters in PDF format will be linked below.

Day 2 Announcements

The Wednesday (Day 3) Gelbart lecture was mistakenly listed as starting at 11:25. This has been changed to 11:15.

Day 1 Announcements

Conference participants can register and pick up information packets, name badges, etc. in the math department courtyard (located at the back of Building 380) on Monday morning at 8:30 a.m. Light breakfast and coffee will be available.


Welcoming remarks from Math Chair Steve Kerckhoff will begin shortly before 9 am. (See schedule for details.)

General Information

The conference Automorphic Forms, Representations, and Combinatorics will take place at Stanford University from August 13--16, 2012. The conference is in honor of Daniel Bump.

Daniel Bump has been a leading mathematician in automorphic forms, representation theory and number theory for over three decades. Together with his many collaborators, he has contributed to a greater understanding of Whittaker functions, L-functions, the metaplectic group, and multiple Dirichlet series, with additional papers in such diverse areas as Toeplitz matrices, Voronoi-summation formulae, and exactly solved models in statistical mechanics. He has authored well-received textbooks which have laid the groundwork for students to learn automorphic forms and representations, Lie groups, and algebraic geometry, and mentored a large and ever-expanding group of students and post-docs. This conference presents research related to Dan's recent interests as well as those of his doctoral students.

The conference posters (in PDF) will eventually be linked here for advertising. For more information on the conference, please contact any member of the organizing committee.


  • Daniel Bump (Stanford Univ.)
  • William Banks (Univ. of Missouri)
  • Jennifer Beineke (Western New England Univ.)
  • Ben Brubaker (MIT)
  • YoungJu Choie (POSTECH)
  • James Cogdell (Ohio State Univ.)
  • Paul-Olivier Dehaye (ETH-Zurich)
  • Persi Diaconis (Stanford Univ.)
  • Solomon Friedberg (Boston College)
  • Stephen Gelbart (Weizmann)
  • David Ginzburg (Tel-Aviv Univ.)*
  • Edray Goins (Purdue Univ.)
  • Dorian Goldfeld (Columbia Univ.)
  • Paul Gunnells (UMass-Amherst)
  • Jeffrey Hoffstein (Brown Univ.)
  • David Kazhdan (Hebrew Univ.)
  • Pär Kurlberg (KTH)
  • Samuel Patterson (Göttingen Univ.)
  • Yiannis Sakelliridis (Rutgers-Newark)
  • Anne Schilling (UC-Davis)
  • Akshay Venkatesh (Stanford Univ.)
  • Ryan Vinroot (William and Mary)
* : To be confirmed


Use the following link to register: Online Registration

Please be advised that, while you are welcome to register online, we are no longer accepting applications for funding as of April 9, 2012, and will inform previously registered participants about funding in the next week.


Click here to be taken to the list of registered participants.

Hotel Info

We have arranged accommodations at two local hotels:

We have a number of rooms at the charming and historic Cardinal Hotel, approximately 1 mile from the Stanford campus. Situated in downtown Palo Alto, the Cardinal is within walking distance of shopping and many fine dining establishments.

To reserve your room at the Cardinal Hotel, please go to our special reservations Web page. For driving directions to the Cardinal Hotel from the San Francisco and San Jose airports, visit the Cardinal Hotel's ``e-Map'' page. In addition, you can also find a list of shuttle bus companies that serve both airports. Phone numbers and estimated transportation charges are also listed.

The Hotel California, although a bit more distant from the campus (approximately 1.7 miles), is one of the most popular with our year-round guests. It is a small inn located in the ``southern downtown'' area of Palo Alto, just off California Avenue (dubbed Palo Alto's ``Avenue of the Arts'' and home to many shopping and eating establishments).

To make your reservations, please contact the hotel directly, and be sure to mention the ``Dan Bump Birthday Conference'' to get our special room rate.
Phone: (650) 322-7666
Fax: (650) 321-7358
Reservations page

For directions to the Hotel California, visit their Directions page.

Getting to the Conference

Buses and Shuttles
(Rates are approximate)
  • Super Shuttle: 1(800) 258-3826
    SFO & SJC $26
  • Santa Clara Airporter: 1(800) 771-7794
    SFO $39 / SJC $30
  • Silicon Valley: 1(800) 400-2365
    SFO $30 / SJC $30
  • Yellow Cab: (650) 321-1234
    SFO $50

If you don't want to rent a car or take a cab or shuttle, you can get to Palo Alto from either the San Francisco or San Jose Airport by train.

From San Francisco Airport: You will first need to take a BART (Bay Area Rapid Transit) train or taxi from the airport to the Millbrae train station and then catch a CalTrain Southbound to the Palo Alto station (if you are staying at the Cardinal Hotel) or to the California Avenue station (if you are staying at the Hotel California).

From San Jose Airport: There is no direct shuttle or bus from the Airport to the train station. Instead, catch the VTA Airport Flyer, which makes frequent runs between the Airport and the Santa Clara CalTrain Station, or take a taxi to the San Jose CalTrain Station.

Take the Northbound CalTrain to the California Avenue station (if you are staying at the Hotel California) or the Palo Alto station (if you are staying at the Cardinal Hotel).

Please note that, although the combined fares for this method of transportation are considerably lower than the alternatives, the convenience is also considerably less.

Conference Location

The conference will take place on the Stanford Campus, in the Department of Mathematics.

Directions to the Mathematics Department

Organizing Committee

Please feel free to contact any of the organizers if you need any additional information.


This conference is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation, the Stanford Math Research Center (MRC), and research funds from a Cecil and Ida B. Green Development Chair at MIT.

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