Analytic Number Theory II

Greg Martin (University of British Columbia)

Jan 1, 2023 — Apr 30, 2023

About the course

This course is a second graduate course in number theory, designed to follow Analytic Number Theory I taught by Prof. Habiba Kadiri (University of Lethbridge) in Fall 2022. We will learn about Dirichlet characters and sums involving them, Dirichlet L-functions and their zeros, and the prime number theorem in arithmetic progressions. With the explicit formula for the error term in this theorem, we will continue into limiting distributions of error terms and comparative prime number theory (“prime number races”). This course also precedes the summer school “Inclusive Paths in Explicit Number Theory” in Summer 2023 and is designed to give students the ideal preparation for that summer school program. All three of these events are part of the current PIMS CRG “L-functions in Analytic Number Theory” (2022-2025).


This course is available for registration under the Western Dean's Agreement. To register, you must obtain the approval of the course instructor and you must complete the Western Dean's agreement form , using the details below. The completed form should be signed by your home institution department and school of graduate studies, then returned to the host institution of the course.

Enrollment Details

Course Name
Analytic Number Theory II
Jan 1, 2023 — Apr 30, 2023
Course Number
Section Number
Section Code
2022W MATH 613D 201


For help with completing the Western Dean’s agreement form, please contact the graduate student program coordinator at your institution. For more information about the agreement, please see the Western Dean's Agreement website

Other Course Details

Please note, the WDA registration deadline for this course at UBC will be Jan 6th, 2023.