Professor Tim Dokchitser - inaugural lecture

Heilbronn Chair in Algebraic/Arithmetic Geometry Professor Tim Dokchitser
School of Mathematics
 
This lecture took place on Tuesday 11 February 2014

L-functions: arithmetic of the 21st century

Much of the modern number theory focuses on the so-called L-functions and their properties, a subject that had explosive growth in the past few decades. One of the biggest problems in the area is the conjecture of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer, one of the 6 (formerly 7) million dollar Clay problems in mathematics. I will give a very general overview of what the conjecture is about, what we know so far, what is going on in the area now, and where my work comes in.

Professor Tim Dokchitser - inaugural lecture