Society Meeting at the Joint Mathematics Meeting 2021

Virtual Joint Mathematics Meeting, co-hosted by the American Mathematical Society (AMS) and the Mathematical Association of America (MAA)
Start Date: 
Thursday 7th January, 2021
Meeting Time: 
LMS Lecture: Sarah Zerbes (UCL)

Society Meeting at the Joint Mathematics Meeting 2021

7 January 2021; 10.00 – 11.00 (Mountain Standard Time) / 17.00 – 18.00 pm (Greenwich Mean Time).

The LMS Lecture is aimed at a general mathematical audience. All interested, whether LMS members or not, are most welcome to attend this event.

The meeting forms part of the programme of the Joint Mathematics Meeting conference 2021.



17.00  Opening of the Meeting & Society Business

LMS Lecture: Sarah Zerbes (UCL)

Special values of L-functions.

Abstract: L-functions are one of the central objects of study in number theory. There are many beautiful theorems and many more open conjectures linking their values to arithmetic problems. The most famous example is the conjecture of Birch and Swinnerton-Dyer, which is one of the Clay Millenium Prize Problems.  I will discuss this conjecture and some related open problems, and I will describe some recent progress on these conjectures, using a tool called `Euler systems’.


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