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Math Colloquium: Brooke Feigon, "L-functions and number theory"

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Brooke Feigon (MSRI)
When May 05, 2011
from 01:00 PM to 01:50 PM
Where NAC 1/511E
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Contact Phone (212) 650-5149
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Abstract: The Riemann Zeta function is a complex analytic function that encodes deep arithmetic information such as data on the distribution of the prime numbers. In this talk I will discuss the number theoretic importance of the Riemann Zeta function and generalizations of it known as L-functions. I will describe some work of mine on values of L-functions. If time permits I will give a sketch of the proof of my results via the relative trace formula and period integrals.