|Joint IAS/Princeton University Number Theory Seminar|
|Topic:||The subconvexity problem|
|Affiliation:||Tata Institute of Fundamental Research|
|Date:||Thursday, February 23|
|Time/Room:||5:00pm - 6:00pm/Fine 214, Princeton University|
The importance of the subconvexity problem is well-known. In this talk, I will discuss a new approach to establish subconvex bounds for automorphic L-functions. The method is based on adopting the circle method to separate oscillatory factors involved in the L-function. This has proved to be quite effective in dealing with a broad class of subconvexity problems, including some involving degree three L-functions. I will also mention some new applications of this method.