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Jon Keating 18/03/2014, 10:30 — 11:30 — Room P3.10, Mathematics Building
, University of Bristol

Random Matrices and Number Theory

I will review conjectural connections between some important problems in analytic number theory, such as the Riemann Hypothesis, and random matrix theory, which plays a significant role in many areas of mathematical physics. These connections have had a major impact on our understanding of number-theoretic \(L\)-functions (e.g. the Riemann zeta-function).

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The Mathematics Colloquium is a series of monthly talks organized by the Department of Mathematics of IST, aiming to be a forum for the presentation of mathematical ideas or ideas about Mathematics. The Colloquium welcomes the participation of faculty, researchers and undergraduate or graduate students, of IST or other institutions, and is seen as an opportunity of bringing together and fostering the building up of ideas in an informal atmosphere.


Organizers: Conceição Amado, Lina Oliveira e Maria João Borges.