Ken Ono

Ken Ono is an American mathematician, specializing in number theory. He is an Asa Griggs Candler Professor of Mathematics and Computer Science at Emory University. He is actively involved in the mentoring young mathematicians of all ages.
He spends much of his spare time outdoors and with his family. He enjoys sur􏰅ng, SCUBA diving, cycling, running, and swimming. He has been selected to represent the United States in the 2012 ITU World Cross Triathlon Championship in May.


"Combinatorics and Number Theory": Combinatorics and Number Theory are old mathematical subjects which are home to many simple to state open problems. This course will be a brief introduction to classical problems in combinatorics and number theory which quickly lead to the theory of modular forms. We shall discuss classical problems involving right triangles, partitions of integers, and the distribution of primes. The selected problems will highlight some of the deeper phenomenon which underneath seemingly innocent questions.

Slides 1 (Ramanujan and partition numbers)

Slides 2 (Congruent numbers and elliptic curves)

First exercise sheet

Some solutions to the 1st exercise sheet

Second exercise sheet