Online Seminar – October 2020 – Professor Akshay Venkatesh

David Wood

  • Tuesday
     6 Oct 2020
     8:00 am - 9:00 am

Event Time:
Tuesday, 6 October @ 0800 (AEDT) (Melbourne time)
Tuesday, 6 October @ 0500 (CST) (Beijing, China)
Tuesday, 6 October @ 0230 (IST) (New Delhi, India)
Monday, 5  October @ 2200 (BST) (London)
Monday, 5 October @ 1700 (EDT) (New York)
Monday, 5 October @ 1400 (PDT) (San Francisco)

Presenter: Professor Akshay Venkatesh, Institute for Advanced Study

Biography:  Institute for Advanced Study & Wikipedia 

Akshay Venkatesh is a professor of mathematics at the Institute for Advanced Study.

He is the only Australian to have won medals at both the International Physics Olympiad and International Mathematical Olympiad, which he did at the age of 12.

In 2018, he was awarded the Fields Medal for his synthesis of analytic number theory, homogeneous dynamics, topology, and representation theory. He is the second Australian to win the Fields Medal.

Akshay completed his undergraduate degree at the University of Western Australia (UWA); the youngest student to have commenced their degree at the university, at age 13. He completed his PhD at Princeton University in 2002.

(Source: Wikipedia)

Topic: Dedekind sums, lattice point counting, and K_2

Abstract: In my talk I will discuss an old theme in number theory — Dedekind sums and counting lattice points –and how it is related to a more modern theme involving the arithmetic of cyclotomic fields.
This is a joint work with Romyar Sharifi.

Structure: 45 minutes seminar with 15 minutes question time

Registration: please click here

  • Registration closes on (48 hours before Seminar) @ 0800 (AEST) (Melbourne Time)
  • Zoom link to the online seminar will be emailed to registrants within 24 hours after registration closes

Further details will be added as soon as possible