Graduate Number Theory Seminar (GNTS)/ Learning Seminar (LS)
These two seminars run periodically throughout the semester. The Graduate Number Theory Seminar is for talks by the graduate students (and sometimes post docs) for the graduate students. The Learning Seminar this semester (and possibly next) will focus on Ratner's Theorems and we will be using the book by Dave Witte Morris, "Ratner's Theorems on Unipotent Flows." A link to the book may be found on the archive.

Meeting Time/Loctation:

Wednesdays 10:30-11:30 am in Hill 425


Brooke Ogrodnik

Next Talk:

Wednesday October 16th (GNTS):
Speaker: Louis Gaudet
Title: A zero-density theorem for the Riemann zeta function
Abstract: A zero-density theorem is an upper bound on the number of zeros of the zeta function in a rectangle in the critical strip. We will prove one such estimate that implies, in particular, that zero percent of the zeta function's zeros have real part greater than A, for any A > 1/2. We will see how the proof uses a mollifier, that is, a function that pretends to behave like 1/zeta.

Upcoming Talks:

Octber 23rd (GNTS): Edna Jones, Title- TBA
October 30th (LS): Alex Walker, Title- TBA

Past Talks: