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.