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Ruth Moufang Lectures 2022 (1st lecture)

December 21, 2022 at 17:1518:15 CET

The Ruth Moufang Lectures will have their second iteration on December 21st, 2022 in Darmstadt. We are happy to announce that our speaker will be Sarah Zerbes (ETH Zürich). The lectures will circle around the BSD conjecture and Euler systems.

  • 1st lecture: Euler systems and the Birch—Swinnerton-Dyer conjecture


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 tools called `Euler systems’.

There will be tea at 16:45 in S2|15 244.
The lecture starts at 17:15 in Uhrturmhörsaal der Physik, S2 08|171.

You can follow the talk online on zoom following the link below.

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Meeting ID: 625 1239 7856
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The second two talks will probably take place in summer 2023.
Lectures 2 and 3 are aimed at mathematicians with a background in number theory while lecture 1 should be accessible for a more general audience.


December 21, 2022
17:15 – 18:15 CET


Darmstadt, Room S2|08, 171 and Zoom
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Katharina Hübner
Yingkun Li
Duco van Straten