Mean-Values of Multiplicative Functions and Weak Subconvexity

ANALYTIC AND GEOMETRIC NUMBER THEORY, MINICOURSE
Topic:Mean-Values of Multiplicative Functions and Weak Subconvexity
Speaker:Kannan Soundararajan
Affiliation:Stanford University and Member, School of Mathematics
Date:Wednesday, October 21
Time/Room:2:00pm - 3:30pm/S-101

I will discuss several results on mean-values of multiplicative functions, notably Halasz's method for estimating such averages. In the second lecture I will show how this circle of ideas can be used to derive "weak subconvexity" bounds for L-functions.