Philosophy is written in that great book (I mean the universe) ... but the book cannot be understood unless one first learns the language and the symbols in which it is written. This book is written in the mathematical language ... without whose help it is impossible to comprehend a single word of it; without which one wanders in vain through a dark labyrinth.

— Galileo Galilei,The Assayer, 1623.

... the new mathematics is a sort of supplement to language, affording a means of thought about form and quantity and a means of expression, more exact, compact, and ready than ordinary language. The great body of physical science, a great deal of the essential fact of financial science, and endless social and political problems are only accessible and only thinkable to those who have had a sound training in mathematical analysis, and the time may not be very remote when it will be understood that for complete initiation as an efficient citizen ... it is as necessary to be able to compute, to think in averages and maxima and minima, as it is now to be able to read and write.

— HG Wells,Mankind in the Making, 1903.

Lior Silberman

- Office: MATH 229B, 604-827-3031
- Email: "lior" (at) Math.UBC.CA (please include the course number in the subject line, if applicable)
- Office Hours (Fall 2014): Tuesdays and Thursdays 9:30-10:30, Wednesdays 10:30-11:30

(Fall 2014) | Math 100: Differential Calculus |

(Fall 2014) | Math 322: Group Theory |

(Fall 2014) | Reading Seminar: Eisenstein Series (joint with Bill Casselman and Julia Gordon) |

(Spring 2014) Math 412: Advanced Linear Algebra

(Spring 2014) Math 539: Analytic Number Theory

(Fall 2013) Math 253: Multivariable Calculus

(Fall 2013) Reading Seminar: Adelic Automorphic Forms
(joint with Bill Casselman and Julia Gordon)

(Spring 2013) Math 538: Algebraic Number Theory

(Fall 2012) Math 100: Differential Calculus

(Fall 2012) Math 223: Linear Algebra

(Spring 2012) Math 121: Honours Integeral Calculus

(Spring 2012) Reading Seminar: Representation Theory of SL(2,R)
(joint with Bill Casselman and Julia Gordon)

(Fall 2011) Math 342: Algebra, Coding Theory and Cryptography

(Fall 2011) Reading Seminar: Representation Theory of GL(2,Q_p)
(joint with Bill Casselman and Julia Gordon)

(Summer 2011) Math 312: Introduction to Number Theory

(Spring 2011) Reading Seminar: Integral quadratic forms
(joint with Bill Casselman and Julia Gordon)

(Fall 2010) Math 100: Differential Calculus

(Fall 2010) Math 613D: Modular Forms

(Fall 2010) Reading Seminar: A Course in Arithmetic
(joint with Bill Casselman and Julia Gordon)

(Spring 2010) Parental leave

(Fall 2009) Math 422/501: Algebra I (Groups and Fields)

(Fall 2009) Math 437/537: Elementary Number Theory

(Fall 2009) Reading Seminar: Étale Cohomology
(joint with Bill Casselman and Julia Gordon)

(Spring 2009) Math 342: Algebra, Coding Theory and Cryptography

(Spring 2009) Reading Seminar: Algebraic Number Theory (joint with Bill Casselman and Julia Gordon)

(Fall 2008) Math 602D: Topics in Geometry

(Fall 2008) Reading Seminar: Introduction to automorphic forms (joint with Bill Casselman and Julia Gordon)

(Spring 2007) math 262x, "Metric Geometry and Geometric Group Theory".

(Fall 2006) math 1b.

Math 104, a second-semester calculus course.

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