Department of Mathematics and Computer Science
Number Theory and Combinatorics Seminar
Fall 2016
Talks are at noon on Monday in room C756 of University Hall
For more information, or to receive an email announcement of each week's seminar,
contact Nathan Ng < ng AT cs DOT uleth DOT ca > or Dave Morris <>.
                The next talk:

Oct 31
at noon
in C756
Amir Akbary Value-distribition of quadratic $\boldsymbol{L}$-functions
We describe a theorem of M. Mourtada and V. Kumar Murty on the distribution of values of the logarithmic derivative of the $L$-functions attached to quadratic characters. Under the assumption of the generalized Riemann Hypothesis they prove the existence of a density function that gives the distribution of values of the logarithmic derivative of such $L$-functions at a fixed real point greater than 1/2. Following classical results of Wintner, we also describe how this distribution can be described as an infinite convolution of local distributions.
Talks in the series this semester:
(Click on any title for more info, including the abstract. Then click on it again to hide the info.)

Date Speaker Title

Sept 12 everyone Open problem session

Sept 19 Hadi Kharaghani The Strongly Regular Graph SRG$\boldsymbol{(765,192,48,48)}$

Sept 26 Farzad Aryan On the zero free region of the Riemann zeta function
(Université de Montréal)

Oct 3 Dave Morris Hamiltonian paths in projective checkerboards

Oct 17 Mikhail Muzychuk Non-commutative association schemes of rank $\boldsymbol6$
(Netanya Academic College, Israel)

Oct 24 Nathan Ng The sixth moment of the Riemann zeta function and ternary additive divisor sums

Oct 31 Amir Akbary Value-distribition of quadratic $\boldsymbol{L}$-functions

Nov 14 Alia Hamieh Title TBA

Nov 21 Luke Morgan Title TBA
(University of Western Australia)

Nov 28 Gabriel Verret Title TBA
(University of Auckland, New Zealand)

Dec 5 Habiba Kadiri Title TBA

Dec 12 Speaker TBA Title TBA

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