Wladimir de Azevedo Pribitkin was born near the tropic of Capricorn and grew up in the Sao Paulo-New York-Pennsylvania tri-state area. Prior to arriving at CSI, he conducted postdoctoral research at both Princeton University, where he held a three year postdoc funded by the NSF, and at the Max Planck Institute in Germany. Dr. Pribitkin has taught at small colleges such as Haverford, and at larger universities, including Princeton. He enjoys teaching liberal arts students as well as math majors. His main research interests are number theory and automorphic forms. The former studies how the natural numbers 1, 2, 3, ... are related, and the latter investigates functions that obey an infinite set of symmetries. Both fields inform each other, and employ tools from disparate areas such as abstract algebra, analysis and geometry. Furthermore, they provide applications to areas such as statistical mechanics, quantum chaos, knot theory and cryptography. Dr. Pribitkinís subspecialty focuses on the Fourier coefficients of automorphic integrals. These coefficients often reveal remarkable properties of natural numbers. Pribitkin would like to resolve the Riemann Hypothesis (not for the money, of course!), but wouldnít mind answering Lehmerís Question or settling the Linnik-Selberg Conjecture. If you want to know more about this, send him an email or knock on his door.