Photo of Lior by CJ Mozzochi Lior Silberman ליאור זילברמן

Associate Professor of Mathematics
University of British Columbia
Department of Mathematics
1984 Mathematics Road
Vancouver   BC   V6T 1Z2

Office: MATX 1112
Phone: 604-827-3031


My current interests lie in number theory (automorphic forms), topology, group theory and metric geometry. This has led me to problems in representation theory, dynamical systems, analysis and combinatorics.


(Fall 2017) Math 322, "Introduction to Group Theory"
(Fall 2017) Math 412, "Advanced Linear Algebra"
(Fall 2017) Reading Seminar in Automorphic forms, "Algebraic Number Theory"
(Spring 2018) Math 535, "Lie Theory II"
(Summer 2018) Math 312, "Introduction to Number Theory"

Office Hours (AY 2018-2019):

  1. By appointment

For Research Students

I take research students at the B.Sc., M.Sc. and Ph.D. levels. If you are interested in working with me or in what my students are doing follow the link above.


I am the transfer credit advisor for the department; follow the link if you have questions about transfer credits

If you want to locate me, need a fax number, or the like, try my co-ordinates. The best way to reach my is via e-mail. I am "lior" (at) Math.UBC.CA.

Academic Time-line

I spent AY 2005-2006 and AY 2007-2008 as a member of the School of Mathematics of the Institute for Advanced Study.

In between I spent a year as a Benjamin Peirce Assistant Professor at the Department of Mathematics of Harvard University.

I used to be a student at the Department of Mathematics of Princeton University. I wrote my Ph.D. thesis under Prof. Peter Sarnak.

Before that I was a student at the Departments of Mathematics and Physics of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel. I wrote my undergraduate thesis under Prof. Avishai Dekel.

Photo by C.J. Mozzochi.

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