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Sage Days (Algorithms in Number Theory and FLINT)

Scientific Organisers: John Cremona, William Hart, Marco Streng, Fredrik Johansson.

Administrative Organisers: Hazel Higgens, Annette Anderson


A Sage Days workshop around the theme of Algorithms in Number Theory and FLINT.

Sage is an Open Source distribution of mathematical software. See http://www.sagemath.org/

FLINT (Fast Library for Number Theory) is a fast Open Source C library for support of computations in Number Theory which is a component of Sage. See http://www.flintlib.org/

See below for further details on the aims of this Sage Days. Please feel free to add additional project suggestions.


Warwick University in the UK (http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/general/institute

Travel info: http://www2.warwick.ac.uk/fac/sci/maths/gethere/advice/


17 - 22nd December 2011 (the formal program will finish on the afternoon of the 21st, but participants may arrive on the 16th and/or depart on the 22nd if they wish). The lecture room will be available from 9am until 10pm daily.

Invited participants

  • Martin Albrecht (*)
  • Maarten Derickx (*)
  • Burcin Erocal
  • David Harvey (*)
  • Mark van Hoeij (*)
  • David Howden
  • Simon King (*)
  • Andy Novocin (*)
  • Sebastian Pancratz (*)
  • Nigel Smart (*)
  • William Stein (* tbc)
  • Arne Storjohann (*)
  • Paul Zimmermann (*)
  • Martin Lee
  • more to come...

(*) will give a talk


  • John Cremona
  • William Hart
  • Fredrik Johansson
  • Marco Streng


  • Two invited talks per day (including intro to Sage talks)
  • MIRAW Day (Mathematical Interdisciplinary Research at Warwick)
  • A single evening public lecture
  • Coding sprints

Registration and financial support

Registration is now open for this event.

A limited amount of financial support is available for overseas and UK participants. Please let us know if you require support by indicating this on the registration page.

To register (and request financial support if required) please proceed to "Algorithms in Number Theory and FLINT" on the Warwick MRC registration page:


Registration is free.

Aims of the workshop

  • Present and discuss recent algorithmic developments in Computational Number Theory.
  • Introduce Sage to UK Number Theorists.
  • Introduce Sage to Warwick researchers, postgrads and undergrads.
  • Foster collaborations between UK researchers (including the large Computational Number Theory group at Warwick) and other Sage contributors.

Suggested coding sprints (please feel free to add others to the wiki)

  • Put flint2 into Sage
  • Switch some of the mwrank code to use flint2.
  • Help the Singular developers make better use of flint2.


We wish to acknowledge the support of the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council in the UK (EPSRC) for the funding for this conference, made available to us via Warwick University and the Warwick Maths Department.



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