# Random Matrices and $L$-functions

 Members Seminar Topic: Random Matrices and $L$-functions Speaker: Alex Kontorovich Affiliation: Yale University; Member, School of Mathematics Date: Monday, October 28 Time/Room: 2:00pm - 3:00pm/S-101

We will review some interactions between random matrix theory and distributions of zeroes of $L$-functions in families (the Katz-Sarnak philosophy) before presenting some recent results (joint with Dorian Goldfeld) in the higher rank setting. We will assume no background on either subject.