L-Functions and Random Matrix Theory

 MEMBERS SEMINAR Topic: L-Functions and Random Matrix Theory Speaker: Michael Rubinstein Affiliation: University of Waterloo, Ontario and Member, School of Mathematics Date: Monday, March 1 Time/Room: 2:00pm - 3:00pm/S-101

I'll discuss connections between the distribution of zeros and values of $L$-functions, such as the Riemann zeta function, and of characteristic polynomials of matrices from the classical compact groups. Very little background will be assumed and the talk will be widely accessible.