
Invited Speaker Andrew Granville Department of Mathematics University of Georgia Athens, GA 
Email: 
andrew@math.uga.edu

Homepage: 
http://www.math.uga.edu/~andrew/ 
Paper: 
The Arithmetic Properties of Binomial Coefficients 
Talk: 
Properties of Binomial Coefficients

Abstract: 
Many great mathematicians of the nineteenth century considered problems involving binomial coefficients modulo a prime power (for instance Babbage, Cauchy, Cayley, Gauss, Hensel, Hermite, Kummer, Legendre, Lucas and Stickelberger  see Dickson). They discovered a variety of elegant and surprising Theorems which are often easy to prove. In this article we shall exhibit most of these results, and extend them in a variety of ways. 
Born: 
England 
Education: 
198084 Cambridge U , BA & CASM.
198487 Queens U, Ph D  Paulo Ribenboim advisor.
198789 U of Toronto, Postdoc.
198991 IAS Princeton, Postdoc.

Inspirations: 
Geoffrey Boycott,
Sun YatSen, Gerald Depardieu and Sharon Stone.

What if?...: 
My undergraduate years were spent
enjoying many of the things that one misses out on in a single
sex boarding school. Besides that I played a lot of representative rugby,
hockey, soccer and cricket. Thus I have no real math history from those days
(in fact I only achieved a `secondclass' degree).
Indeed, Richard Taylor (now famous for his part in the proof of FLT)
was my classmate as an undergraduate yet we did not meet, as far
as either of us recall, even once during those four years, since he
did math then, and I didn't. Maybe if I'd done some math then ... 
Comments: 
Success: doing well, but not taking yourself too seriously (i.e. not me). 