Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium (ANTS)

Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium

The Algorithmic Number Theory Symposium (ANTS) is the premier international forum for the presentation of new research in computational number theory and its applications, devoted to algorithmic aspects of number theory and related fields, including elementary number theory, algebraic number theory, analytic number theory, the geometry of numbers, arithmetic geometry, finite fields, cryptography, and coding theory.

Steering Committee

The ANTS steering committee consists of the organizers of the five most recent symposia and one member at large. It is led by a Chair and Vice Chair who are elected by the committee to four year terms; after each biannual symposium the Vice Chair becomes Chair and a new Vice Chair is elected.


Each symposium consists of several invited talks, presenting results of current interest to a broad audience, together with contributed talks chosen through a competitive submission and review process. The Selfridge Prize is awarded to the best contributed paper, as judged by the program committee, and is funded by the Number Theory Foundation.

The site of the symposium typically rotates between North America, Australasia, and Europe. During the business meeting held at each symposium, bids to host the next symposium are presented; the site chosen by the steering committee is announced shortly thereafter.