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 2023) Math 100: Differential Calculus with Applications
(Fall 2023) Reading Seminar: Modular Forms
(Spring 2023) Math 100: Differential Calculus with Applications
(Spring 2023) Math 538: Algebraic Number Theory

Office Hours:

  1. T 9:30-10:00 ORCH 3009.
  2. Th 9:30-11:00 ORCH 3009 and on Zoom,
  3. F 11:45-13:00 at PIMS and on Zoom,
  4. 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 co-organize the online West Coast Dynamics Seminar

I try to informally assist honours students in getting the most out of their degree – drop by if you think I can help you.

If you want to locate me 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 joined UBC in fall 2008.

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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