Sponsored by the Rutgers University Department of Mathematics and the
Center for Discrete Mathematics and Theoretical Computer Science (DIMACS)
Title: Why do people doing Automorphic Forms call themselves Number Theorists?
Speaker: Alex Kontorovich, Rutgers University
Date: Thursday, April 2, 2015 5:00pm
Location: Hill Center, Room 705, Rutgers University, Busch Campus, Piscataway, NJ
Modern problems in automorphic forms, representation theory, and geometry look nothing like the simple problems they were invented to solve (many of which still sit unanswered in OEIS). We will try to present some of these original problems, and explain why they're really (sometimes only conjecturally!) problems lying in a big theory.