G. Milton Wing Lecture

Wing Lecture 3: The Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer Conjecture and the Riemann Hypothesis: Computing with number theoretic objects

William Stein, SageMath, Inc and University of Washington

Friday, February 10th, 2017
2:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Hylan 1106A

Professor Stein’s favorite research problem in number theory is the Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture, and he just coauthored a book with Barry Mazur explaining the Riemann hypothesis. In this talk, he will show an explicit computation related to each of these famous and exciting conjectures; these computations will give a sense as to why people might actually believe these very deep and extremely surprising conjectures.


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link to unedited video of lecture hosted at UoR

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Event contact: gage at math dot rochester dot edu