Student Probability Seminar

Mere Coincidences, or Perhaps More

Speaker: Guillaume Dubach

Location: Warren Weaver Hall 1314

Date: Thursday, February 25, 2016, 4 p.m.


The story of the meeting at tea time between Freeman Dyson and Hugh Montgomery, and what happened that the latter would later recall as 'real serendipity', is now famous; but a good story never bores. We shall tell it again, sketch its mathematical background, and present a few other number-theoretic objects that exhibit amazing similarities with well-known results in Random Matrix theory : not only the zeros of the Zeta function, but also its moments on the critical line, and the number of points of some elliptic curves over finite fields.