Nathan C. Ryan

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Office: Olin 473 (currently on leave)

Nathan Ryan is an Associate Professor of Mathematics at Bucknell University.


A few years ago I developed a class in Mathematical Modelling for Biologists, based on a class taught by Dorothy Wallace. The notes for this course have recently been turned into a book, co-authored with Dorothy, available from World Scientific Press.



If you are a Bucknell student interested in doing undergraduate research with me, please drop me a line. Usually I work with students with a strong computer science/programming program, but would be happy to work with any motivated student.

Selected Papers

  1. Ryan, Nathan C. "Coding and cryptography: number theory applied to three love stories." (Spanish) Publ. Mat. Urug. 15 (2016), 123–139.
  2. Ryan, Nathan C.; Sirolli, Nicolás; Skoruppa, Nils-Peter; Tornaría, Gonzalo. "Computing Jacobi forms." LMS J. Comput. Math. 19 (2016), suppl. A, 205–219. ArXiv Version.
  3. Ryan, Nathan C.; Tornaría, Gonzalo. Formulas for central values of twisted spin L-functions attached to paramodular forms. With an appendix by Ralf Schmidt. Math. Comp. 85 (2016), no. 298, 907–929. ArXiv Version.
  4. Ryan, Nathan C.; Tornaría, Gonzalo; Voight, John. "Nonvanishing of twists of L-functions attached to Hilbert modular forms." LMS J. Comput. Math. 17 (2014), suppl. A, 330–348. ArXiv Version.
  5. Farmer, David W.; Ryan, Nathan C. "Evaluating L-functions with few known coefficients." LMS J. Comput. Math. 17 (2014), no. 1, 245–258. ArXiv Version.
  6. Farmer, David W.; Pitale, Ameya; Ryan, Nathan C.; Schmidt, Ralf. "Survey article: Characterizations of the Saito-Kurokawa lifting." Rocky Mountain J. Math. 43 (2013), no. 6, 1747–1757. ArXiv Version.
  7. Ghitza, Alexandru; Ryan, Nathan C.; Sulon, David. "Computations of vector-valued Siegel modular forms." J. Number Theory 133 (2013), no. 11, 3 921–3940. ArXiv Version.
  8. Ryan, Nathan C.; Skoruppa, Nils-Peter; Strömberg, Fredrik. Numerical computation of a certain Dirichlet series attached to Siegel modular forms of degree two. Math. Comp. 81 (2012), no. 280, 2361–2376. ArXiv Version.
  9. Farmer, David W.; Ryan, Nathan C.; Schmidt, Ralf. Testing the functional equation of a high-degree Euler product. Pacific J. Math. 253 (2011), no. 2, 349–366. ArXiv Version.
  10. Ryan, Nathan C.; Tornaría, Gonzalo. A Böcherer-type conjecture for paramodular forms. Int. J. Number Theory 7 (2011), no. 5, 1395–1411. ArXiv Version.
  11. Ryan, Nathan C.; Ward, Bryan C.; Ward, Ryan. Some conjectures on the maximal height of divisors of $x^n-1$. Involve 3 (2010), no. 4, 451–457. ArXiv Version.
  12. Poor, Cris; Ryan, Nathan C.; Yuen, David S. Lifting puzzles in degree four. Bull. Aust. Math. Soc. 80 (2009), no. 1, 65–82.
  13. Ryan, Nathan C.; Shemanske, Thomas R. Inverting the Satake map for $Sp_n$ and applications to Hecke operators. Ramanujan J. 17 (2008), no. 2, 219–244.
  14. Bach, Eric; Ryan, Nathan C. Efficient verification of Tunnell's criterion. Japan J. Indust. Appl. Math. 24 (2007), no. 3, 229–239.
  15. Pomerance, Carl; Ryan, Nathan C. Maximal height of divisors of $x^n-1$. Illinois J. Math. 51 (2007), no. 2, 597–604.
  16. Ryan, Nathan C. "Satake Parameters of Siegel Modular Forms", Dartmouth College Thesis (2005).