Sun Tzu approach to the Riemann Hypothesis

Sun Tzu approach to the Riemann Hypothesis

Date

11 – 14 June 2019
Always at 12.00-14.00

Location 

FME, Sala d’Actes, Campus Sud, UPC

Summary

We give an introduction to the Riemann Hypothesis and a panoramic overview of the conjecture. We start with a historical introduction to transalgebraic ideas and continue with the classical theory of Riemann zeta function. We discuss some of the developments after Riemann that have contributed to a better understanding of the conjecture.

Audience

The target audience is general. The first session accessible to Master students.

 

Organiser: Eva Miranda (UPC – BGSMath)

Sun Tzu approach to the Riemann Hypothesis

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Date

11 – 14 June 2019
Always at 12.00-14.00

Location

FME, Sala d’Actes, Campus Sud, UPC

Summary

We give an introduction to the Riemann Hypothesis and a panoramic overview of the conjecture. We start with a historical introduction to transalgebraic ideas and continue with the classical theory of Riemann zeta function. We discuss some of the developments after Riemann that have contributed to a better understanding of the conjecture.

Audience

The target audience is general. The first session accessible to Master students.

 

Organiser: Eva Miranda (UPC – BGSMath)

Sun Tzu approach to the Riemann Hypothesis

Registration form

With the support of

AGAUR SGR 
GEOMVAP  2017SGR932 “Geometria de Varietats i Aplicacions”

Vicente Muñoz Velázquez – University of Málaga

Biosketch

Vicente Muñoz received his PhD in 1996 at the University of Oxford (UK)  under the supervision of Simon Donaldson. After this, he had positions  Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, CSIC, and Universidad Complutense de  Madrid, and he is currently Professor at Universidad de Málaga. He has  had visiting fellowships at IAS Princeton (USA) in 2007 and Université Paris 13 (France) in 2015 and he has been a member of ICMAT (Spain), 2013-2016. His research interests lie in differential geometry, algebraic geometry and algebraic topology and, more specifically, gauge theory, moduli spaces, symplectic geometry, complex geometry and rational homotopy theory. He has published more than 100 research papers and the popular book “Las Formas que se Deforman” (editorial RBA), which has been translated into six languages.

Ricardo Pérez-Marco – CNRS & University of Paris Diderot

Biosketch

Ricardo Pérez-Marco grew up in Barcelona, student at the École Normale Supérieure de Paris  (1987-1991), obtained his PhD from the Université Paris-Sud in 1990, and received in 1996 the EMS prize. During his career he has been Full Professor at UCLA for several years and is now Directeur de Recherches at CNRS (IMJ-PRG, Paris). His research focus on geometry and complex analysis, with widespread interests including small divisors, holomorphic dynamics, zeta functions and economic dynamics. His hobbies include being a chess and poker player, a speculator and a crypto-anarchist bitcoiner.
Programme (The Art of War)

Program (The Art of War)

DAY 1
Session 1.1: Transalgebraic theory. (The Weaponery)

1.1 Euler’s infinite series. Transalgebraic algebra.
1.2 Galois’ Galois theory. Transalgebraic number theory.
1.3 Riemann’s Riemann surfaces. Transalgebraic function theory.

Session 1.2: Riemann zeta function. (The Fortress)

1.4 Basic theory of Riemann’s Zeta function.
1.5 Zeta function and prime numbers.
1.6 The Riemann Hypothesis.
1.7 Cramer function.

DAY 2
Session 2.1: First zoology of zeta functions. (The Enemy Territory)

2.1 Dedekind and Dirichlet L-functions.
2.2 Geometric zeta functions.
2.3 Dynamical and physical zeta functions.
2.4 Modular L-functions.
2.5 Kubota-Leopold zeta functions.

Session 2.2. Charting the territory around the RH (The Battlefield)

2.6 Euler product and the RH.
2.7 Functional equation and the RH.
2.8 Finite frequency RH.
2.9 Generalizations of the RH.
2.10 Classical attack propositions.

DAY 3
Session 3.1. Fourier analysis meets Number Theory (The Allies) (Speaker: Vicente Muñoz)

3.1 Poisson-Newton formula.
3.2 Application to zeta function and trace formulas.

Session 3.2. Gamma-functions (The Artillery) (Speaker: Vicente Muñoz)

3.3 Genus of meromorphic functions.
3.4 Hadamard regularization.
3.5 Gamma-functions and integral formulas.

DAY 4
Session 4.1. More insights (Tactic and Strategy)

4.1 Tate tools.
4.2 Polya approach.
4.3 Montgomery phenomenon.
4.3 Eñe product and the RH.
4.4 More statistics on Riemann zeros.

Session 4.2. Conclusions (The Battle Plan)

4.5 The necessary ingredients.
4.6 Scope of the conjecture.
4.7 Why it is difficult?
4.8 What it is important and what is not.

References

P. Cartier, An introduction to zeta functions. “From Number Theory to Physics”, M.Waldschmidt, P. Moussa, J.-M. Luck and C. Itzykson eds., Springer-Verlag, p.1-63, 1992.
J.B. Conrey, The Riemann HypothesisNotices of the AMS, March, p.341-353, 2003.
H. M. Edwards, Riemann’s Zeta FunctionDover Publications, New York, 2001.
A. Ivic, The Riemann Zeta-Function. Theory and Applications Dover Publications, New York, 1985.
V. Muñoz, R. Pérez-Marco, Unified treatment of Explicit and Trace Formulas via Poisson-Newton Formula. Comm. Math. Phys., 336, p.1201-1230, 2015.
B. Riemann, Über die Anzahl der Primzahlen unter einer gegebenen GrösseMonatsberichte der Berliner Akademie, 1859.
Sun Tzu, The Art of War, 5th century BC.

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