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Daniel Vallieres


Speaker: Daniel Vallieres
Title: Zeta and L-functions in Number Theory
Affiliation: California State University at Chico
Date: Wednesday, April 26, 2017
Place and Time: Room 101, Love Building, 3:35-4:30 pm
Refreshments: Room 204, Love Building, 3:00 pm

Abstract. Zeta and L-functions are analytic objects that encode a lot of number theoretic information. They are one of the main objects of study of number theorists and several conjectures have been formulated throughout the years that explain various deep connections between arithmetic, algebra and complex analysis. In this talk, I will give a survey of zeta and L-functions, and I will end by explaining one particular conjecture about the special value at zero of Artin L-functions that was formulated in the 70s by Stark.