Number/Representation Theory

Event Information A(nother) conjecture about zeta functions
14:00 on Wednesday November 13, 2019
15:00 on Wednesday November 13, 2019
BA6180, Bahen Center, 40 St. George St.
Sean Howe

University of Utah

We explain a conjectural unification of arithmetic and motivic statistics over finite fields through a natural analytic topology on the ring of zeta functions, and give some results in this direction. A key step is to explain exactly what it means to evaluate the zeta function of a zeta function at a zeta function. Joint work with Margaret Bilu and Ronno Das.