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Our commitment to inclusivity

Diversity and inclusivity are necessary partners. Without inclusivity, the benefits of diversity — an increase in understanding, improvement in performance, enhanced innovation, and heightened levels of satisfaction — will not be realized. We commit to investments in both, to create a community in which difference is valued, where each individual’s identity and contributions are treated with respect, and where differences lead to a strengthened identity for all. See Dartmouth College Inclusive Excellence Action Plan and Arts and Sciences Inclusive Excellence Reports.

Roughly speaking, number theory is the study of the integers. Carl Friedrich Gauss is said to have claimed: "Mathematics is the queen of the sciences and number theory is the queen of mathematics." Number theorists are interested in topics like the distribution of prime numbers, the solutions to systems of polynomial equations with integer coefficients, the structure of symmetry groups of the roots of a polynomial, and the very deep generalizations of these topics. Many problems in number theory are simple to state but have surprising solutions that draw broadly from all areas of mathematics, and conjectures in number theory have stimulated major advances in other fields. Number theory is both beautiful in its abstraction and useful in practice: the foundation of modern cryptographic systems rely crucially on the difficulty of certain number theoretic problems.

- Asher Auel
- Algebraic geometry; Number theory; Associative rings and algebras
- Carl Pomerance
- Number theory
- Tom Shemanske
- Number theory
- John Voight
- Number theory; Algebraic geometry; Algebraic computing